Mallika Thoppay is an author, educator and social advocate. She is a volunteer English teacher to school-aged children residing in rural areas of Karnataka, India. She believes in women empowerment and standing up against social injustices. She was recognized as a volunteer champion for the years 2021-2023 by eVidyaloka, an organization that sets up digital classrooms in rural India. She is also an active volunteer with organizations such as the 100Books Initiative, ENGin, Santa Clara County libraries and West Valley Community Services. She enjoys writing books that inspire social change and convey purposeful messages. Her book, Unfair & Lovely, is an effort to combat the issue of colorism in society. She is a Computer Science engineer by background and holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University. She has worked at various tech companies in the Silicon Valley and has run a coding camps business.