Growing up in Toronto, Ontario, Malaieka recently moved to Kingston as a first-year Commerce student at the Smith School of Business. Her main passions surround the issues that marginalized communities face systematically both locally, nationally and internationally. Her drive and ambition led her to be an NGO's youngest volunteer on a trip overseas. While only just starting her research journey with IIGR in 2021, she is excited to learn as much as she can and contribute her wide range of skills to the project.
As someone who holds community and family in the center, Malaieka spends her free time spending time and making memories with her loved ones. Malaieka also loves hiking and exploring different Museums.