Maya GreenArts Magnet High School, South Carolina Student Body President
Maya Green is a senior and creative writing major at an arts magnet high school in Charleston, SC. While long a participant on her school’s student council, Maya became involved in education advocacy on a national scale when she became part of non-profit Student Voice’s inaugural group of Journalism Fellows. That experience revealed to her a passion for increasing accessibility to equitable education for students of color, and as Student Body President she strives to make her own school more diverse. In her free time, Maya enjoys writing poetry and essays, working towards social justice with organizations in her area, and watching Law & Order (although only the original, which in her opinion is better than any and all spinoffs). Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @mayagrreen.
Why Diversity in the Classroom Matters, Student Voice
Remaining Inclusive in the Fight for Environmental Justice, Student Voice]
Racial justice, Public education (broadly), Education policy, Teacher workforce, School safety, Community schools