Maya Ajmera

Pres & CEO/Publisher of Science News
Society for Science & the Public

Maya Ajmera leads the Society for Science & the Public, best known for its world-class science competitions whose fairs reach students in all 50 states and more than 75 countries, regions and territories. Previously, Maya was visiting professor at Duke University and Johns Hopkins University. Maya started her career by founding The Global Fund for Children, which has awarded nearly $40M to 700 grassroots organizations in 80 countries. Maya is also an award-winning children’s book author of more than 20 titles. She is a recipient of numerous leadership awards, including the 2011 Henry Crown Fellowship at the Aspen Institute, the Echoing Green Fellowship, the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations and the Rotary International Graduate Fellowship. Maya is a recent trustee of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Maya holds an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College and a M.P.P. from Duke University. She also serves on the boards of Echoing Green and Kids in Need of Defense.

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