Maura has more than 10 years’ experience working with community-based non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. where she focused on coastal ecology, youth leadership development and experiential education. Most recently, Maura worked as a Program Officer with the Massachusetts Service Alliance, a non-profit organization that serves as the state commission for service and volunteerism, where she managed a statewide portfolio of programs focused on environmental conservation, capacity building and filling the educational achievement gap. Prior to MSA, Maura directed Science Club for Girls’ STEM-based teen programs, increasing access and knowledge about STEM careers and pathways for underrepresented girls in the Greater Boston area. Maura received her BA in Sociology from The College of New Jersey and MPH in Environmental Public Health from Boston University. In her spare time, Maura is a USCG-licensed captain and enjoys cooking, traveling and sailing traditionally-rigged schooners.