Malaika Murphy-Sierra is a masters student at Stanford University studying Environmental Communication. For the last 12 years, her favorite activity has been theater and improv. One of her favorite roles was Edmund in King Lear with the Stanford Shakespeare Company during her sophomore year. What really inspired her to learn more about Shakespeare was playing the hilarious and silly role of Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream in the 6th grade, where she really found her passion for theater and comedy. She hopes to use her masters to tell stories that help the Earth!