Mia Mazer is the Policy & Advocacy Officer at Together for Girls. In this role, she focuses on improving national policies to prevent and end violence against children by strengthening TfG’s engagement on Capitol Hill and with U.S. federal agencies as well as supporting TfG’s globally-focused policy advocacy work with partners in countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mia worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Legislative Aide in the office of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-10) and as a Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI) Legislative Fellow in the office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14). She handled women’s rights, health, education, labor and inequality issues as part of her policy portfolios. Mia previously held roles in program management, policy advocacy, and communications at various nonprofits and NGOs focused on matters related to women and children’s health, international development and humanitarian assistance, and early childhood education.
Mia completed her master’s degrees in Public Administration and International Relations at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of Michigan. She enjoys spending quality time with friends and family in DC and NYC, being outdoors, admiring and creating art, volunteering at her local community compost site, and advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Mia resides in Washington, D.C. with her fiancé, Carlo. She speaks English and Spanish, and continues to brush up on her French.
Title of a book that touched you: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
A quote that inspires you: "I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own." - Audre Lorde
A simple pleasure: Sitting on a beach watching the waves and crafting a cheese plate
Movie you could watch on repeat: The Family Stone
A podcast you can’t stop thinking about: Nice White Parents
Something that gives you hope: Witnessing kids learning and children’s books
One word to describe Together for Girls: Undaunted