Mallory Adamski is Diné (Navajo) and the Director of Communications and Advancement for the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. She is of the Bitter Water Clan, born for the Near to the Water Clan, and was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. In her role, Mallory leads NIWRC’s public awareness and education initiatives, fundraising and advancement, as well as manages its strategic communications activities. She also serves as managing editor of Restoration of Native Sovereignty and Safety for Native Women, a joint magazine project of the NIWRC and the National Congress of American Indians Task Force on Violence Against Women.
Mallory began her work with NIWRC serving as the first Communications Manager for the StrongHearts Native Helpline, where she played an important role in launching StrongHearts’ brand, website and communications. She has traveled extensively to promote the helpline and build relationships throughout Indian country and urban Native communities. In the past, Mallory served as a Communications Specialist for San Diego State University, Division of Student Affairs, developing content marketing initiatives to promote student resources on campus. She is an award-winning independent journalist and freelance writer, having produced stories on Native community health, cultures, politics and environmental issues that were published by the American Heart Association’s Voices for Healthy Kids, the former Native Peoples Magazine, and the now defunct Native Health News Alliance – a Native health news collaborative of the Native American Journalists Association.
Mallory earned a M.A. in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She also holds a B.A. in Communications-Public Relations and a minor degree in Peace and Justice Studies from Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association and is a former National Press Foundation fellow.