Maéva G. Renaud is an educator, artist, and advocate for high quality education in meaningful, trauma-informed learning environments. Her passion to advocate for children and families stems from her experience as an orphan, an immigrant from Haiti, and an English language learner. As Kidango’s Community Organizer, Maéva equipped parents and teachers to use their voice to influence and improve child care and preschool policy. Maéva is also a key organizer in Kidango’s Race and Social Justice Task Force and Anti-Racist Collaborative. She relocated to the Bay Area from Sacramento upon completing the Leadership for Educational Equity Public Policy Fellowship where she advocated for high quality and equitable K-12 education policies. Prior to that, she taught special education in self-contained classrooms in Florida and New York City. While earning her Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Communications at Florida Atlantic University, Maeva served as a teaching artist and advocate in various ECE settings throughout South Florida and abroad to cultivate the integration of the arts in curricula and create awareness on the effects of poverty in the lives of children. She also earned a M.S. Ed in Special Education from Brooklyn College and an MA in Urban Studies with a concentration on Community Arts Development from Eastern University and brings over 15 years of teaching, non-profit management, community engagement, and advocacy experience.