Dr. Maya Rockeymoore leads the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit driving society toward inclusion.

A former adjunct professor in the Women in Politics Institute at American University, 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. Rockeymoore serves on the board of the National Academy of Social Insurance, the National Council on Aging, the Economic Policy Institute, and Campaign for America’s Future. 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 MSNBCNPR, 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, Boston Globe, Black America Web, and Houston Chronicle among other prominent national news sources.

Contact: Simona Combi, simona@globalpolicysolutions.org.

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Media appearances:

MSNBC, AM Joy: Women’s March on Washington takes on Trump

NewsOne Now with Roland Martin: Black, Female, Broke? New Report Details The Wealth/Opportunity Disparities Between Black Women & Their White Counterparts

NewsOne Now with Roland Martin: AG Eric Holder Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into The Ferguson Police

C-SPAN, Washington Journal: Racial wealth gap

MSNBC, The Cycle: Closing the racial wealth gap