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Maleah Land

IAC Arts & Fashion Ambassador

Native of: The Midwest - born and raised on a farm in Southern Illinois 

Alma Mater/Degree: Southern Illinois University – BA in Fashion Design and Merchandising; Study abroad program in International Business - France

Occupation: Wholesale and Business Development - Luxury and contemporary fashion brands; Freelance photography and graphic design 

History of non-profit work: National Marketing Director for Kicks 4 the City. A charitable program, powered by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Legacy Leavers, that is committed to providing shoes for homeless communities within select cities across the U.S. and worldwide.

Favorite travel destination: East Africa - the energy of the people was life changing and the history and culture were beautiful in every sense of the word. 

Hobbies: TRAVELING!! Spending time with friends, family, and my dog; anything creative.

What inspires me: I am inspired by art, people, culture and places.

I believe travel can…Change a persons whole perspective. 

Favorite quote: “A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.” -unknown