Malou has over 10 years of experience in learning and development, program management, and recruiting in the education, tech, and nonprofit industries. She is passionate about cultivating a community of care that honors our interconnectedness and collective well-being. Prior to JMA, Malou oversaw undergraduate housing and student programs as an Assistant Director of Residence Life at UC San Diego and was an early employee at a recruiting software startup.
Malou has an M.A. in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Chinese Studies from the University of California, San Diego. As the first person in her family to attend college in the United States and attain an advanced degree, Malou is proud to be a mentor and advocate for immigrant and first-generation college students.
In her free time, Malou enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and planning family and dog-friendly activities with her shiba inu, Tennis.