User Profile for Ashindi Maxton (amaxton)
Bio: Ashindi Maxton is the Director of Research and Special Projects for the Democracy Alliance. Maxton came to the Alliance from the NAACP, where she was the National Policy Manager, responsible for coordinating the cross-cutting work of multiple departments including civic engagement, education, health, international affairs, economic empowerment and criminal justice. Maxton's diverse career path also includes positions as the National Policy Director for Teach for America, where she helped set the research and policy agenda of a national organization dedicated to eliminating the educational achievement gap, and as the principal of an arts charter school in Washington D.C., implementing a curriculum focused on the visual arts, music, poetry and architecture. Maxton is proud to have been a Spanish bilingual teacher in East Oakland, California. Maxton was a Fulbright Scholar to the Dominican Republic. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College with a degree in Africana Studies and holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Joined: Mar 13 '08
Last login: Mar 13 '08