Meet Maya Nair, IGNITE's 22-23 Raleigh-Durham Fellow

Maya serves as IGNITE’s Raleigh-Durham Fellow. She is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and is double majoring in Political Science and Health Policy & Management. Currently, Maya serves in the judicial branch of UNC's student government as an Undergraduate Deputy Attorney General, where she investigates Honor Code violation cases that have been reported to the Office of Student Conduct. As a Pre-Law student, Maya’s political interests lie within the intersections between health and law, and how to be an advocate for accessibility and quality of healthcare in local NC communities. Maya interned for NC Medicaid Ombudsman this summer, which is a statewide advocacy team working with NC DHHS on the Medicaid Managed Care Transformation. Prior to this experience, she worked for NC Child on a 3-year research project lobbying the Wake County School Board to update the Tobacco-Free School Policy to reduce e-cigarette usage amongst students. On campus, this past year, she also served as the Director of Development for the Campus Y, which is UNC's social justice hub housing 33 organizations. In this position, she organized campuswide Town Halls, Student Body President debates, organizational development workshops and forums for students to provide feedback to the university on issues such as mental health and COVID-19 measures. For Raleigh-Durham inquiries, please contact Maya at   

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