Maud and her husband Juan Pablo are raising their four children in NYC where the children attend public school. Maud was born in New York City and lived with her mom in Mitchell Lama housing as a young girl. She attended Barnard College and Cardozo Law School before joining the Legal Aid Society where she worked for more than 20 years.
Maud served as the elected President of Manhattan’s largest school district where she stood up for rigorous education, championed and helped establish the first Universal Pre-K Dual Language program, and secured a $2.6 million grant for an innovative, academics and data driven integration proposal. She led the charge to Safely Open Schools and restore the normalcy our children need and deserve.
Maud has taken a stand for families time and time again. She rejects ideological purity in favor of practical solutions. She was one of the very first candidates to reject “Defund Police” proposals because all communities need safe streets, parks and transportation. Maud served on the Greenwich Village Little League Board and Community Board 2 for five years. She is a founding member of the Board of Advisors of FAIR and a founding member and Vice-President of PLACENYC. She has authored numerous op-eds to give voice to her community and will continue to advocate for what is right.