Maya Soetoro, PhD

Maya Soetoro

Author, Educator, and Consultant to Obama Foundation

Maya Soetoro is a Consultant at the Obama Foundation, helping to develop programming in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to her work at the Obama Foundation, she was the Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at the University of Hawaiʻi where, in addition to leading outreach and development initiatives, she also taught Leadership for Social Change, Peace Movements, Peace Education, and Conflict Management. For many years, she worked at the University of Hawaiʻi College of Education where she taught Multicultural Education, Social Studies Methods, and Peace Education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Maya sits on several voluntary boards and is a Co-Founder of the non-profits Ceeds of Peace, The Peace Studio, and the Institute for Climate and Peace.

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