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Student Speaker

Malika M. Dudley, Candidate for Master of Arts in Communicology

Photo credit: Aubrey Hord

Malika Dudley is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa where she was a Regent Scholar. She also attended Mississippi State University where she earned her certification in Broadcast Meteorology. Malika is a Pacific Century Fellow with nearly 15 years of experience in media. She has earned a regional Murrow Award, SPJ Hawaii Science Award, and two Emmy-nominations for her journalism. Malika began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007, worked for Hawaii News Now, America Now, was Chief Meteorologist for Maui Now/Big Island Now, and most recently, is a weather anchor for Good Morning Hawaii Weekends on KITV4 Island News.

After pivoting from Communicology (the scientific study of human communication) to Meteorology 15 years ago, Malika returned to graduate school to finish her Masters degree in Communicology at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. The Communification Podcast is her thesis project. In her free time, Malika is passionate about helping her community. She enjoys donating her time hosting community events, singing the National Anthem at UH sporting events, organizing donation drives for the Maui Food Bank, and teaching free CPR classes whenever she can. Malika lives in Pukalani, Maui with her husband, Kaimi, and their two children, Jackson, and Waipuna.