Malia K. Du Mont is Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College, and a proud resident of the Rondout neighborhood in Kingston, where she is cultivating a pollinator garden of native plants. Prior to Bard, Malia served in senior roles in the finance industry and in the Pentagon. Malia first came to the Hudson Valley as a student at Bard College, where she earned a degree in Chinese. She has a Masters Degree in public policy from Harvard University. She has served in the Army Reserve for over 20 years, and is also on the board of the World Affairs Council Mid-Hudson Valley. She is an avid hiker in the Catskills.