Malaya Davis was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. She attended Wright State University where she studied Anthropology and Black studies; she also got her start organizing on the campus of WSU. She began organizing and advocating for students of color, specifically African American students on campus. She has been a member of the Ohio Student Association since 2013. She served on staff with OSA as the Lead Racial Justice organizer and as the statewide communications coordinator. While with OSA, she has helped build a national cohort of young organizers of color called the Freedom Side, fought for justice for the families of John Crawford and Tamir Rice, and young Black folks across Ohio. She is dedicated and passionate about not only serving her community, but working with community members to build power for fundamental and sustainable change.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2016