Malila Becton-Consuegra is the program officer of postsecondary success at the Stupski Foundation. She supports implementation of Stupski’s holistic student support, work-based learning, and policy strategies for postsecondary success in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaiʻi. She joined Stupski in 2020.
Malila brings more than 20 years of experience working with communities of color via nonprofits and educational institutions with a focus on student equity. Prior to joining Stupski, she worked over 10 years at the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE). Her culminating role at ACOE was program manager of college and career for the Research and Accountability Partnerships department. In this role, Malila helped school district leaders identify gaps in achievement among students, often focusing on priority groups such as students experiencing homelessness, students in foster care, Black and Latinx students, and students from low-income households. She assisted district leaders in developing plans to address those gaps through improvement science methods. Malila has a background in food justice and youth development as well as college and career counseling and career pathway development. Her breadth and depth of experience weave together to inform her understanding of the multiple factors that go into supporting students and breaking down barriers to access.
Malila holds a Master of Arts in counseling college student services with an emphasis in career counseling from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Oakland, California, with her two children. In her spare time, she likes to do DIY projects, gardening, or creating Pinterest boards to inspire her creative pursuits.