Mari Malek, AKA DJ Stiletto, fled her home of South Sudan with her mother and sisters when she was 8 years old. After 4 years in a refugee camp in Egypt, they arrived in America, first to Newark and eventually to San Diego.
Besides a successful modeling career in NYC, Mari is a mom and sough-after DJ, playing downtown clubs and parties. She’s committed to helping South Sudan, especially children and women, through her organization Stand For Education.
DJ Stiletto will be part of Fusion’s RiseUp summit in Washington DC on November 19th.