Sarah Malaika '97

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona where I double majored in Anthropology and French literature. After graduating with Honors I joined my family business in floral design and became the youngest AzMF (Arizona Master Florist) in the state.

In 2005 I moved to New York City for graduate school at New York University where I pursued a joint Masters degree in Middle Eastern and Museum Studies. I then stayed in the city and in 2009 began working at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum where I’ve worked on several educational and public events such as Japanese noh performances in the museum’s rotunda and gallery programs in Abu Dhabi. For two years I worked on a multidisciplinary curatorial project called stillspottingnyc which took the museum’s Architecture and Urban Studies programming out into the streets of the city’s five boroughs and worked with artists, architects, and composers to find out how locals can escape, find respite, and make peace with their space in the “city that never sleeps.” I currently work on the UBS MAP global art initiative which creates direct access to contemporary art and education in cities around the world.

When I’m not at work I am at the studio practicing flamenco dance.

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