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Mia Mazer

Policy & Advocacy OfficerShe / Her

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 also leads TfG’s work with coalitions and partners across gender equality, women’s movement, adolescent girls’/young women, child protection, and ending violence against children communities and spaces.

Prior to joining TfG, Mia worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for four years as a legislative staffer in the offices of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-10) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14). She handled women’s issues, health, education, labor and inequality 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. Mia resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband. She speaks English and Spanish.

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