Malika is originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, but spent most of her childhood as a refugee living in Pakistan. She later returned to Kabul, where she attended Lama-e-Shaheed secondary school. Because of her commitment to public service, Malika was selected by Oberlin to be a Bonner Scholar. Through this program she became a tutor for America Reads, which helps public school children develop their reading and writing skills. During the summer of 2015 she interned with Equal Access in Afghanistan. At Oberlin Malika majors in Gender & Women's Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENA). In 2016, she spent her summer break interning with the Feminist Majority Foundation in Washington D.C. Her goal is to provide education and shelters to street kids and orphans in Afghanistan.