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Meet The Hosts


Azizi Williams

Azizi Williams is an elementary school administrator based in Southern California. She has worked in education for several decades starting as preschool teacher and taking on many different roles over the years. Currently she is a lead administrator. Azizi utilizes community building and systems thinking to guide organizations so that students can thrive. She’s active on four non-profit boards related to education, equity, and accessibility. Azizi holds a BA from The University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Educational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia. Azizi is a wife and mother to two teenage daughters and enjoys adventures at amusement parks and fairs.


Malika Amandi

Malika Amandi lives in Western Massachusetts and works in higher education as a career advisor. Drawing from her own work experiences in the entertainment industry and as a professional development facilitator for the military, Malika brings a unique perspective to students that is both approachable and practical. She has led hundreds of coaching sessions and workshops for people across a spectrum of career stages and fields - from the entertainment industry, to Silicon Valley, the nonprofit sector, and academia. Malika holds a BA from Stanford University in Drama and Urban Studies and an MFA in Acting from the University of Southern California. She is also the founder of the Center for Women’s Voice, a social enterprise that helps individuals communicate authentically and powerfully in every area of their lives. When she’s not working, Malika enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband, visiting local libraries with her son and decorating her planner with washi tape.

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