Dr. Maya Maroto is Vice President of Federal, State, and Municipal Partnerships at the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). Dr. Maroto serves on the PHA leadership team and is working to cultivate partnerships with government entities to expand PHA’s current and future programs in pursuit of food equity. Prior to joining PHA, she held positions at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) where she managed award-winning nationwide nutrition education and outreach initiatives. Prior to government service, Dr. Maroto spent many years in academia and still serves as an adjunct professor of nutrition science at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and has a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Morgan State University, a Master of Public Health in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science from Auburn University.