Malaika Serrano | WorldStrides

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Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Malaika leads the integration of global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles and best practices into all WorldStrides programs and activities. Prior to joining WorldStrides, Malaika was a Faculty Program Director at the University of Maryland and partnered with our ISA and Higher Ed Custom Programs teams to support her service-learning program to the Dominican Republic. An avid traveler from a young age, Malaika studied abroad in Australia, Brazil, and taught English in Venezuela before becoming a Study Abroad Advisor at the University of Tennessee. She finds joy in volunteering with women’s leadership groups, regularly presents at conferences, and has published numerous DEI-related articles and book chapters. Malaika received her B.A. from the University of Southern California, M.A. from the University of Maryland, Diversity & Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University, and is a Doctoral student at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. She resides in Atlanta, GA.


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