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Congratulations to fall 2022 Frugé Fellowship Recipient: Malaika Saleem

Malaika Saleem is a junior originally from Seattle, Washington. She is majoring in Sociology and double minoring in African and African American Studies and History. Malaika received the  Frugé Fellowship this fall for her demonstrated commitment to service within the New Orleans community and commitment to social justice advocacy. As a  Frugé Fellow, Malaika joins the Loyola Social Justice Scholars Program and will continue her service and activism work. She is currently working as an intern in the Civil Rights Division of the District Attorney’s office, which is dedicated to reviewing past cases involving excessive sentencing, prosecutorial misconduct, racial discrimination, etc. She is also a data entry research assistant for the human rights abuses in private prisons project at Loyola’s Jesuit Social Research Institute. As a volunteer, she inputs pen pal requests from inmates in correctional facilities for the organization formerly known as Abolition Apostles. She is interested in learning more about decolonial and anti imperialist efforts around the globe. After graduating from Loyola, she hopes to attend graduate school and eventually pursue a career as an educator. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her plants and spending time with friends and family.