Mali has degrees in International Relations, Secondary Education, and Adult Learning and Education. She has worked as a high school teacher, with a non-profit supporting 'at risk' students, with university faculty learning instructional skills, and with Kenyan teachers developing locally-relevant professional learning opportunities. Building on her graduate studies work, Mali continues to have a strong interest in approaches to understanding settler-colonial family histories in North America .
Mali is a Senior Program Officer at McConnell Foundation. She currently co-leads WellAhead, with a particular focus on strategy and operations around teacher and staff wellbeing and district-wide wellbeing.
When not at work, you can find Mali in her garden, kayaking, or making music on Coast Salish territories.