Malini Josiam (she/her) is a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, advised by Dr. Walter Lee. She is also pursuing an M.S. in Civil Engineering, with a focus in Sustainable Land Development at Virginia Tech. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2021) from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include understanding how to improve equity and culture within engineering. Malini Josiam has conducted workshops related to student support, navigation, and marginalization. She also has experience working in student support as an undergraduate.