After graduating from an Indian boarding school, Maloney relocated to Washington, D.C., which she has since called home. Still, Maloney maintains close ties to South India, as evidenced by her minor in South Asian studies at the University.
“Syracuse’s South Asian studies program is one of the main reasons I’m here,” Maloney says. “It’s enabled me to focus on South Asia, as part of my international relations major, and to study Hindi, which is not offered at a lot of other colleges or universities.”
To say Maloney is an engaged student is to flirt with understatement. When she isn’t studying or attending class, she may be found conducting research for the Central New York Community Foundation, through Maxwell’s Community Benchmarks Program; interning at the World Wildlife Fund and the U.S. Department of State, both in Washington DC; or studying in India, through the South Asian Center.
In her spare time, Maloney volunteers in the Samaritan Center’s soup kitchen and the after-school program of the Preston Taylor Ministries’ Wilson Center.
With most of her undergraduate training in the rearview mirror, Maloney looks forward to spending the next year traveling and volunteering, before returning to the University to enroll in Maxwell’s top-ranked Master’s of Public Administration program.
“I’m excited about graduation but even more so about what comes after it,” she says.