Maya Moore grew up in French-speaking northern Maine and is excited to spend this summer back in New England. She has lived and worked in Madagascar for 10 of the last 14 years; starting in 2004 as a Peace Corps Volunteer working with the Wildlife Conservation Society, teaching sustainable agricultural techniques and facilitating community development projects in the northeastern part of the island. Since then, she has returned to Madagascar numerous times in order to design and lead a month-long trip for American high school students, work on cyclone relief projects, and manage conservation NGOs. She also founded a nonprofit, the Maroantsetra Area Development Association, to provide educational and economic opportunities to communities in the area. Maya has also worked on conservation and development projects in Niger, Thailand, and Guatemala. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and is starting a PhD program in Food Systems at the University of Vermont this Fall.