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Maya Ajmera

Maya Ajmera is the President & CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of the award-winning magazine, Science News. In 1993, Ms. Ajmera founded the Global Fund for Children (GFC), a non-profit organization that supports innovative community based organizations working on behalf of underserved children and youth. Under her 18 years of leadership, GFC grew from a vision into one of the largest networks of grassroots organizations working on behalf of vulnerable young people globally. Since its founding, GFC has invested nearly $40 million in over 700 grassroots groups in 80 countries touching the lives of over 10 million children. She is an author of Invisible Children: Reimagining International Development at the Grassroots (Palgrave Macmillan).  Please visit