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This week we interviewed Malia. Malia is a 20-something travel creative based in California. When she’s not binge watching Love Island or working with students in Higher Education, she’s off exploring the world! During her time at Stanford University, Malia spent time living abroad in Cape Town, South Africa and Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Frustrated with the lack of critical conversations in the travel social media space, Malia founded @alikaadventure with a focus on mindful travel - applying the social justice themes of equity, access, and accurate histories to our travel behaviors. Listen to Malia talk about her study abroad adventures, @alikaadventure, and future travel plans in this episode.

Arizona PBS "Break It Down" Interview

I got to sit down with my friend @aliyahchavez and discuss travel shaming in the era of COVID-19

WANDER WENCH is now live! It's a travel zine for and by womxn and non-binary folx to celebrate diversity in the adventure industry. Edited by Samantha O'Brochta.

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My Covid Story

Up until March 2020, I was living and working for a gap year program in NYC. With the spread of COVID, our program was canceled and my live-in position as the gap year students’ residential advisor became obsolete.

The building the students and I lived in was temporarily shutting down, so I decided to come back home to LA....

Stanford Black Community Services Center Class of 2020 Farewell

Young alumni creatives came together to celebrate the Class of 2020

Onisha Etkins '16 & '17


BA Science, Technology & Society and MS Community Health and Prevention Research

I am a Brooklyn raised Guyanese-American pursuing my Ph.D. in Social Epidemiology and I'm determined to attend a different carnival in the Caribbean every year of my twenties.

Janei Maynard '16 & '17


BA in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity w/ Identity, Diversity, and Aesthetics concentration & MA in Communication w/ Media Studies concentration

Based in her hometown of Aurora, CO, Janei's passion lies in hip hop education, hip hop equity, and hip hop feminism. Since graduating, she has performed and competed with World of Dance Colorado champions, COhe One Motive, at a local and national level. She currently teaches dance, works in nonprofit education and communications, and is in the process of starting up a nonprofit dance studio that provides dance, academic, and social emotional & relational wellness resources for low-income students & students of color.

Maya Pete '18


BA Science, Technology & Society with Honors 

Maya is a direct response marketer and a Plus Size Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger from El Paso, Texas.  She’s an alum of Stanford’s Xi Beta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. 

Schyler Alexandra Cole '18


BA Economics

I was born and raised in Memphis, TN, and while at Stanford I was a cheerleader, Co-President of the Stanford Black Pre-Medical Organization, a member of the Senior Class Cabinet, and officer for the Stanford Japanese Exchange Conference. I am currently a student at the University of Tokyo in the Graduate School of Public Policy. I created S.A.Certainly to share my experiences overcoming fear to be my true self, to inspire, and to provide knowledge and tools for fellow dreamers to turn goals into reality.

Bianka Quintanilla-Whye '17


BS Mechanical Engineering

Bianka graduated in 2017 and went on to work as a prototyper at Google X. She then took a leap to pursue full-time entrepreneurship to run her business, b.serene. Bianka also runs a makerspace for high school students in the East Bay, and teaches yoga.

Teyonna Jarman '18


BS Product Design 

Teyonna was a member of Everyday People a cappella, Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, and the Asian American Theater Project. She is now working for a Stanford grad-led startup company in San Francisco.

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