Sibusisiwe J. Malaba

Sibu is a seasoned public servant committed to mobilizing disenfranchised communities through public policy. She holds over ten years of professional experience in public affairs, community relations, volunteer management, and fundraising. She served as Executive Director for the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC). In this role, she was responsible for defining, highlighting, and analyzing issues and concerns affecting people of color in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In this capacity, she strengthened the MBLLC’s footprint in Massachusetts by advancing legislation, fostering partnerships, and improving public communications.

Under her stewardship, the MBLLC successfully secured policy victories in legislation related to the state budget, racial justice, criminal justice reform, cannabis regulation, and equal pay. As Executive Director, Sibu spearheaded several MBLLC partnerships including a multi-caucus collaborative committee and a student engagement pilot initiative for students of color in partnership with the Massachusetts State Senate and Boston Public Schools.

Prior to joining the MBLLC, Sibu served as Legislative Aide to Senator Chang-Diaz where she focused on constituent services, legislation and budget work, and acted as neighborhood liaison for Boston’s highest-need neighborhoods. Sibu first entered politics as a campaign organizer for candidates including Alan Khazei, Governor Deval Patrick, and Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz. Prior to public policy, Sibu worked in nonprofit fundraising where she helped secure new citywide partnerships with Montgomery County Public Schools (MD) and Springfield Public Schools (MA).

Sibu holds a B.A. degree in History and English Communications from Emmanuel College and a M.A. in Public Policy from Tufts University