Malalai is part of the first Master ‘s cohort in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame concentrating on International Peace Studies. Previously, she supported peacebuilding, educational, and cultural activities with various entities such as the Afghanistan Embassy and Tehran Peace Museum in Iran and Herat University in Afghanistan. Her research focuses on governance, anti-corruption compliance and women’s inclusion in social and political spheres. She wrote her MA capstone project on women and their presence at the Afghanistan peace process. Most recently, she worked on women, peace, and security, anti-corruption compliance and the Afghanistan peace process in Washington DC.