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Maya Dayan


Fall '19, Public Policy / Applied Math

Award Year 

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Maya Dayan is a sophomore student at Brown University majoring in Public Policy and Applied Math. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Maya grew up in Colorado and became a U.S. Citizen in the fall of 2017. She hopes to fulfill her civic duty through political engagement, community service, and a career in the public sector. She aims to use mathematical expertise to craft effective, progressive public policy. Maya grew up in Boulder, C.O. but spent her last two years of high school attending the Mahindra United World College in India, where she helped lead Kriya: Empowerment Through Action, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of women in rural Maharashtra. In her final year, she was a founding member of Kriya Iron, an initiative dedicated to fighting anemia in the villages surrounding her campus. Kriya Iron was a finalist 2017 Aurora Humanitarian Project. Maya has volunteered in the Providence community through the Rhode Island Urban Debate League and through Generation Citizen, both of which provide educational opportunities to public school students. She has also worked as an intern for Folio Investment for six months, focusing on Socially Responsible Investment, and plans to put this experience to use during her internship at the Rhode Island Treasury Department this summer.