Maya Rockeymoore was recently interviewed by about her education, passions and what motivates her to fight for positive social change.

What inspired you to pursue your career?
The desire to tackle inequality drove me to embrace politics, policy, and programs as primary vehicles for improving lives. As the daughter of an Air Force officer, I traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad and witnessed how people lived around the world. I saw that there were haves and have nots everywhere and I was particularly struck by how government systems and policies made a material difference in people’s lives. As a result, I have dedicated my career to addressing health, educational, economic and civic inequalities by leveraging the tools of politics and policy to create positive social change.

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