Maia Raynor is youth educator and activist, who’s happiest when pursuing justice in education, health or working with young people to develop tomorrow’s leaders. She is fueled by the desire to address and dismantle systems of oppression within institutions. After studying Peace and Justice Studies and Public Health at Tufts University and applying these academic concepts to her extracurricular activities on and off campus, she developed a critical lens with which to undertake the task of creating a more just world. Her passions include social justice organizing around issues facing marginalized communities particularly issues of housing and displacement. She has worked with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless as a Case Management intern and served with City Year as a Corps Member. She currently serves as the Teen Education Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston and as a doula with the Boston abortion Support collective. Her drive for creating social change comes from the influence of her family and her experience growing up in a majority black neighborhood. Maia also enjoys writing poetry, art, and pancakes. She has hopes to become a midwife and advocate for alternative birth practices nationwide. From her experience working with youth organizations, NGOs and non-profits she is hopeful for the future and ready to create sustainable change!