Leadership & Advocacy

2020-present: Treasurer, American Chemical Society Georgia Section.

2019- present: You Be the Chemist challenge organizer

You Be the Chemist Georgia challenge was organized on March 23, 2019. More than 400 middle school students participated in the qualifying round and 16 top students attended the challenge that was held at Georgia Gwinnett College.

2018- present: American Chemical Society Georgia section Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Coordinator

In 2018 American Chemical Society Georgia Section organized four different events (two high schools, one museum and one college) that was attended by 960 participants attending (1400% increase over 2017)

2018                    :   Chair, American Chemical Society Georgia Section.     


In 2018 American Chemical Society Georgia section organized 60 different activities/events/meetings (87 % increase compared to 2017) that reached 14756 participants. We collaborated with 119 K-12 schools and we had 13965 participants in our outreach activities.

2017                :   Chair-Elect, American Chemical Society Georgia Section.

Organized monthly meetings, science cafés, selected speaker and venue, organized graduate, undergraduate and high school students research symposium  and coordinated Project SEED. As a Chair-Elect and programming committee chair in 2017 Mallia organized 10 monthly meetings and 3 science cafés that was participated by 581 participants (37 % increase compared to 2016).

2017- Present  :   Member, Project SEED National Committee, American Chemical Society.

As a committee member Mallia helped the SEED committee to make decision of level of funding over 400 SEED proposals/ year.  Mallia promoted awareness and recognition of Project SEED within ACS, the scientific community, and the general public and also participated in long- and short-range planning programs of Project SEED.  Mallia also attended all ACS SEED Committee meetings to represent the interests of the ACS membership in the design and execution of the SEED programs.  To promote SEED program and coordinators/mentors Mallia with other SEED committee members launched webinar.

With ACS Project SEED committee members at ACS Fall 2018 Meeting at Boston

With ACS CEO, Dr. Thomas Connelly and ACS SEED committee members at Spring 2018 National Meeting

2017- Present  :   Certified facilitator for American Chemical Society Leadership Development System.

Check the Highlights on ACS C&En News.

ACS Leadership Development system helps ACS members to learn  and practice leadership skills and  strengthen their confidence in day to day life and in their profession. LDS courses are divided into core leadership competency such as personal capability, interpersonal skills, focusing on results and setting a clear direction. By mastering these skills has advantage and make the leaders outstanding in corporate and many other organizational environments. Mallia is a certified facilitator and facilitates collaboration across boundaries. Collaboration is one of the important solution among organization and corporates as well ACS leaders for many problems.    In the four hour facilitated workshop Mallia teaches about four stages of collaboration (partner selection, formation, implementation and termination) and tips and tricks to find common ground. By attending this course participants also learn how to leverage difference that results in successful collaboration. Till to date Mallia trained more than 100 ACS leaders, including ACS board of directors, local section chairs, and other professionals.

With 2020 American Chemical Society Leadership Institute workshop participants
With leadership workshop participants at ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting, San Diego, CA
With leadership workshop participants, ACS Fall 2018 National Meeting,  Boston, MA
With leadership workshop participants, ACS Leadership Institute, 2018, Dallas, TX
With leadership workshop participants, ACS Fall 2017 National Meeting Washington DC

2017- Present  :    Science Coach at Peachtreeridge High School

2017- Present  :    Content development team member of Chemical Education Foundation

Reviewed Chemical Education foundation’s content for accuracy and effectiveness to students.

2015- Present  :   Secretary, Project SEED National Committee, American Chemical Society.

2015- 2016      :   Associate Member, Project SEED National Committee, American Chemical Society.

2015- 2016       :   Alternate Councilor, Chemical Society of Washington, Washington DC.

2015- 2016       :   Executive Committee Member, Chemical Society of Washington, Washington DC.

2012- 2016       :   Chair, Chemical Society of Washington Project SEED committee.

From 2012-2016 CSW-SEED supported 84 economically disadvantaged high school students to do summer research in chemistry. Each year in summer time, CSW-SEED committee organized four different events, including an orientation program, career, scientific writing and presentation workshop and research symposium (a total attendees of SEED program were ~200 attendees/year).

2013- 2015      :   Chair, Chemical Society of Washington Younger Chemists Committee.

From 2013-2015, CSW-YCC successfully organized 33 events, that was attended by 2376 attendees. These events included career management workshops, outreach activities, thematic networking trivia, happy hours, chemistry demonstrations (for the Halloween and Mole Day celebration), museum visits, a chemistry scavenger hunt and invited talks. These events were highly attractive to chemists at all stages of their careers, but in particular students.

2013                 :   Chair, Chemical Society of Washington Membership and activities Committee.

2012-2013       :   CSW Board of manager.