Malak AlSayyad ’19

Malak AlSayyad
Malak AlSayyad is a senior from Cairo, Egypt, majoring in Media Arts & Sciences and Cinema & Media Studies, and is interested in using storytelling and multimedia art for development, community building and social change in the Arab region and beyond.

She recently spent the summer in Beirut, Lebanon creating video and graphic design content for 'Dongola Limited Editions', an experimental art publishing house that aims to resist cultural obliteration and create new artistic and intellectual engagements with contemporary social issues in the region. At Wellesley, Malak is the President of the Wellesley Arab Women Association (WAWA), she works at Café Hoop student co-op, is a member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and is part of the Varsity Fencing Team. Malak speaks Arabic, English and German fluently, and used her language skills while working in Berlin last fall, writing and translating for 'Wir Machen Das', an online-magazine that promotes engagement with topics of migration and asylum in Germany, by amplifying the voices of those most affected. Malak's goal after graduation is to collaborate with other artists and filmmakers on a project that highlights important stories from the Arab region and its diaspora.