Maya Rosales

Maya Rosales

Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow, Aspen Strategy Group

Maya comes to the Aspen Institute from the United Nations High Commission on Refugees where she helped families resettle in the US. This summer she interned for the Council on Foreign Relations in New York where she helped draft and publish educational content for the think tank. Prior to this, she was a participant in the U.S. Department of State’s diversity pipeline Foreign Service Internship Program. There she worked for the office of Security and Human Rights in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. As part of the same program, she also interned for the Political Section at U.S. Embassy Lima in Peru. In 2019 she worked in Vice President Kamala Harris’s then-Senate office as a legislative intern. She has also worked on housing and migration issues as an intern at both California Rural Legal Assistance and at the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant. In May 2021 Maya earned her Bachelor’s degree with high distinction in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was an FGLI student and Leadership Award recipient. While there she was a Research Apprentice at Berkeley’s Latinx Research Center and published work pertaining to U.S. Foreign Policy disparities in Haiti and Venezuela. Maya is a 2022 Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow and will soon begin graduate school and join the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer. She is originally from Sonoma County, CA.