Malalai Habibi lived in Iran for more than 25 years as an undocumented Afghan refugee. After completing her secondary education through independent study, she earned a B.A. in graphic design form Shariati Technical University in Iran. She volunteered for several nongovernmental organizations in Iran, including the Tehran Peace Museum. She recently returned to Afghanistan to work as a peacebuilding facilitator. Malalai, who is fluent in Dari, is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.