Maya is one of the world’s most eloquent voices for children’s rights globally as a social entrepreneur and celebrated children’s book author. She is the founder of The Global Fund for Children, a nonprofit organization that invests in innovative community-based organizations serving the most vulnerable children and youth of the world.
The Global Fun for Children has awarded over $23 million in capital to nearly 500 grassroots organizations in 80 countries touching the lives of over one million children. Maya is an award winning children’s book author including Children from Australia to Zimbabwe, Faith, and To Be a Kid with over two million readers worldwide.
Maya received a master’s degree in public policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bryn Mawr College.