Malasia is the Program Coordinator at the Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity. As the Program Coordinator, she provides overall support and organization for the Flood center, manages and coordinates communications, and drafts and disseminates information about the Flood Center’s programmatic and research efforts. Additionally, she supports the programmatic work of the center such as the Student Voices Webinar Series, Rural Teacher Leader Network, Color of Education Summit, and other programmatic efforts as needed. Prior to joining the Public School Forum, Malasia was a Fellow at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation where she made funding recommendations in accordance with the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies, organizational values, and priority areas. Additionally, she managed the recruitment and selection processes for the Non-Profit Internship Program and the Fellowship Program.
Malasia is a native of North Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina State University. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration through the MPA@UNC program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Malasia has a heart for public service and education. She aspires to experience a world where education policy is informed by quality research and accounts for historical inequities faced by students and communities.