Mallika Roy is a first generation Indian-American, born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2013 with concentrations in International and Urban Studies and a passion for art and design in her back pocket. Her passion and commitment for community work began when she facilitate creative writing and theater workshops with Detroit, River Rouge, and Highland Park high school-aged youth. Mallika works as the graphic designer for State Voices and Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, as well as an administrative assistant and volunteer tutor at Southwest Solution’s Adult Learning Lab. Additionally, Mallika is currently working as the Field Director for a State Representative campaign.