Maria Yuan is passionate about fixing significant, systemic problems by leveraging creativity and determination to achieve world-changing results and impact. As the founder of IssueVoter, Maria’s mission is to enable equity by giving everyone a voice in our representative democracy. Maria’s writing has appeared in Real Clear Politics, The Hill, and Huffington Post, and she has spoken at conferences, companies, and universities across the U.S. on civic engagement, technology, and democracy.
Maria’s political experience includes passing a bill as a constituent, working for a Representative, and managing and winning one of the most targeted races in Iowa – an open seat in a swing district. Maria’s professional experience includes investment banking, strategy, corporate development, recruiting, social enterprise, and consulting. She currently serves on the Keep Families Giving Foundation Advisory Board and has served on the boards of Gibney Dance, The University of Texas Co-Op, and Friends of the Children New York.
Maria earned degrees from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and The University of Texas at Austin.