Maya Saint Germain received her BS in computer engineering from Boston University in 2016. During her undergraduate studies she engaged in biomedical engineering research in Tanzania, which sparked her interest in global development. After working in health-tech for two years, she served as a Maternal and Child Health Educator with the Peace Corps in Rwanda from 2018-2020. While there, she targeted malnutrition through education campaigns, latrine-building, early childhood growth monitoring, and income generating projects such as soap-making and animal husbandry. Last summer, Maya interned with the US Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome, where she built upon her knowledge of food systems, diplomacy, and multilateral policy solutions. She is a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and has led efforts to strengthen DEI initiatives at Jackson and other public policy graduate programs as well as within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Upon graduation, she hopes to leverage the power of public institutions to resolve global health inequalities.