As a lifelong resident of North Philadelphia, it was Malcolm Kenyatta's vision and passion for his neighborhood that inspired his run, and historic victory, for State Representative of the 181st District in 2018. 

He attended Temple University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public communications with a minor in political science, and started studies at Drexel University for a master's degree at their College of Arts and Sciences in public communications.

He also served as a coordinator at the Graduate Medical Education Department at Hahnemann University Hospital and as the diversity and inclusion engagement coordinator for The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. He is also a certified anti-bias trainer with the Anti-Defamation League. In the summer of 2019 he completed public policy training at Harvard’s Kennedy School.