Maya Alexander is a high school senior in New York City. From a young age she has observed and then worked alongside her parents on issues important to her family and community, including gun violence prevention, women’s rights and immigrant rights. Her foray into politics began when she joined her parents in volunteering on campaigns for President Biden and several Democrats in the 2020 elections. It was through this work that she was introduced to VOT and began to understand the importance of protecting voting rights – not as a political issue, but a constitutional one. Maya, who is set to attend Middlebury College, hopes to pursue her interests in social justice and feminism.