Malika Conner is the New York Campaign Coordinator for Jobs to Move America. Before joining JMA, Malika spent three years as an organizer with the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, where she supported low-income tenants in the fight to preserve affordable housing in New York City. Her work with the Coalition included managing a community organizing initiative at one of the largest privately-owned housing complexes in Brooklyn, creating a workshop series on anti-oppressive organizing, developing grassroots leadership, and running tenants’ rights campaigns. Malika also gained experience in electoral politics as a field organizer for Dell Smitherman’s New York State Senate campaign in 2014.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in development sociology from Cornell University and a master’s degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where she majored in community organization, planning, and development.