Her Story
Meet Malika Weekes Class of 2009
Boston College Class of 2013 BS Nursing

Malika is currently at Children’s Hospital in the Cardiac ICU, working with cardiovascular disease patients. She has worked at Children’s since she graduated from Boston College seven years ago.
Although she is not currently treating any patients with Covid-19, the current pandemic is causing constant changes to the hospital’s policies and procedures, and all staff must be on top of the changes. In the ICU, protocols are changing daily. She has had patients admitted and treated as Covid but thankfully have not tested positive.

How Did Woodward Prepare you for this Stressful and Fast Paced Working Environment?
Woodward prepared me by having small classes which allowed me to expand my public speaking because every student must participate. I learned to not be afraid to speak in front of my peers. I am constantly advocating for my patients and the needs of my patients and their families. I am not afraid to speak up.

“The senior project allowed me to volunteer at South Shore Hospital which was my first introduction to the medical community. I went through same orientation as all staff at the hospital and learned so much about the hospital setting. I did not have a connection at the hospital but was able to secure the internship. It really piqued my interest in nursing as a future career and I knew that it was the field I would pursue.” 

Favorite Memories of Woodward
So many Woodward traditions were loved. The Thanksgiving feast was one of my favorites; I loved coming up with a Thanksgiving lunch skit with my classmates. I really enjoyed the big Sister program too. The Blue Hills Hike was always a wonderful time. The Woodward community was always so strong and I look on it with fondness.

Malika stays involved with Woodward and enjoys judging the science fair.

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Phone: (617) 773-5610


The Woodward School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is a member of the Association of Independent Schools in New England, and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools. 

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