Mayamiko Matabwa

Mayamiko Matabwa

San Diego, CA, US

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I am an architect in training and a recent graduate of the University of San Diego where I completed a Bachelor in Arts in Architecture. Alongside Architectural design I am interested in architectural history, research and anthropology. I believe Architecture is multi-faceted and a lot of things can influence what spaces we create. Who we are as people, where we come from and how we see the world and that is why I enjoy using design as an opportunity to explore the world further. I am currently seeking to start my career in the Architecture industry, but also working on a continuing my research as well. 


Community Planning & Design Initiative Africa, San Diego, CA, US, Social Media Coordinator - Volunteer

Oct 2020 - Jan 2021

University of San Diego, Office of Student Activities and Involvement, San Diego, CA, US, Involvement Consultant

Jan 2018 - Apr 2020

City School Express, Lilongwe, Malawi, Record Keeper

Jun 2014 - Aug 2019


University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2017 - Dec 2020

Bishop Mackenzie International School, Lilongwe, Malawi, High School, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

Aug 2015 - May 2017


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Grant

10 week Summer Research Program in which I researched Decolonisation and my home country of Malawi. This was a continuation of my Bachelor's Thesis that looked at the same topic and as such the research culminated in a paper entitled "Towards Decolonisation: The role of British notions of land in colonial Malaŵi".


Dean's List First Honors Distinction, Award

Dean's List from 2017 - 2020


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