Conversations with Top Real Estate Investors - Singleton, Malaika
Malaika Singleton, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Singleton Investments and CEO of the Saint Nia Foundation, Inc. A neuroscientist by training, she spent over 5 years in state government policy and programs as a California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Consultant for the California State Senate, and Program Coordinator/Analyst for the California Alzheimer’s Disease Centers at the California Department of Public Health.
After being on the traditional path of higher education and W-2 employment, she was left longing for autonomy, time freedom, and financial independence, prompting her to begin a career in financial literacy and real estate investment education.
The mission of Singleton Investments is to share key financial literacy concepts, education programs, business/investment opportunities, support/mentorship, and resources to solve financial problems and empower others to achieve their goals.
The mission of the Saint Nia Foundation is to prepare young people (ages 12-18 and up to 21 for youth in foster care) for financial independence and success in all areas of their lives. Dr. Singleton volunteered with the foundation for 9 years before taking over as CEO in 2015.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology, jointly awarded by Rutgers University-Newark College of Arts and Sciences and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of California, Davis.