President & CEO, Center for Global Policy Solutions
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore leads the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that makes policy work for people and their environments. A former adjunct professor at American University’s Women in Politics Institute, Maya has also served as the Vice President of Research and Programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), Senior Resident Scholar at the National Urban League, Chief of Staff to Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), professional staff on the House Ways and Means Committee, and as a CBCF legislative fellow in the office of Congressman Melvin Watt (D-NC), among other positions.
Maya’s areas of expertise include health, social insurance, income security, education, women’s issues, and youth civic participation. She is the author of The Political Action Handbook: A How to Guide for the Hip-Hop Generation and co-editor of Strengthening Community: Social Insurance in a Diverse America, among many other articles and chapters. A regular guest on radio and television shows, Maya has appeared on NPR, CNN, Black Entertainment Television, ABC World News Tonight, Fox News, Al Jazeera and C-SPAN . Her opinions have also been quoted by the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, and the Boston Globe, among other prominent national media outlets.
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