As the executive director for the Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Clinton Foundation, Maura guides strategic direction, program development, and engagement efforts across the Secretary’s initiatives, including No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which works to advance the status of women and girls around the world; Too Small to Fail, which aims to close the word gap and promote early literacy for children ages zero to five; and Job One, which mobilizes businesses and organizations to create employment pathways for disconnected youth in the United States. Maura joined the Clinton Foundation from Bloomberg Philanthropies where she provided strategic direction for programmatic activities and oversight of operational management. Previously, Maura served as the Acting Assistant and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs where she oversaw international exchange programs, including the Fulbright Scholarship Program, and created new programs, including smARTpower and TechWomen, which worked to enhance engagement and mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other nations. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Maura served as deputy counsel for Secretary Clinton’s presidential campaign, manager of politics and public policy at Oxygen Media, and special assistant in the Office of White House Counsel under President Clinton. Maura earned a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.