Kirsten Mallik comes to BUILD with over fifteen years of experience supporting non-profit organizations, from communications and messaging to annual, major gift, and capital campaign fundraising. She joins an active team of writers, advocates, and fundraisers working to sustain the rapid growth of BUILD’s violence intervention and youth development programs.
Prior to joining BUILD, she worked for University of Utah Health for six years, supporting medical and imaging technology research and the preventable blindness outreach programs of the John A. Moran Eye Center, building local eye care capacity in underserved regions ranging from Nepal and Tanzania to the Navajo reservations and refugee populations of Utah. Before the Mountain West she worked on the Development team for the Latin School of Chicago for ten years, helping expand the campus and its budgets for financial aid.
Mallik earned her MBA in social enterprise and non-profit organization from the Kellogg School of Management, and her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. Born into a family of educators and international public health workers, she lived overseas in Japan and Pakistan before making Chicago her home. When not in and out of BUILD HQ and its many community events, she sings with Chicago Chorale, cherishes her family, and volunteers in her neighborhood school district and youth music ensembles.