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Maya Rockeymoore

MA 1996; PhD. 2000, Political Science

President & CEO; Global Policy Solutions

Maya Rockeymoore is President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a social change strategy firm based in Washington, DC.  Rockeymoore has previously served as the Vice President of Research and Programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), Senior Resident Scholar for Health and Income Security 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.  

Rockeymoore’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.

Rockeymoore serves on the boards of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and the National Association of Counties Financial Services Corporation. She is also a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, and the Insight Experts of Color Network. The recipient of many honors, she was named an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow in 2004 and is the recipient of Running Start’s 2007 Young Women to Watch Award. 

A regular guest on radio and television shows, Maya has appeared on NPR, CNN, Black Entertainment Television, ABC World News Tonight, Fox News, and C-SPAN. Her opinions have also been quoted by the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, Boston Globe, Black America Web, and Houston Chronicle among other prominent national news sources.