Maria Yuan

Maria Yuan is passionate about fixing significant, systemic problems by leveraging creativity and determination to achieve world-changing results and impact. As the Founder of IssueVoter, Maria’s mission is to enable equity by giving everyone a voice in our representative democracy. Individuals from all 435 Congressional Districts already use IssueVoter and we have sent over two million alerts to individuals and opinion back to Congress. IssueVoter has motivated Americans of all ages, identities, and backgrounds to vote in national elections, as well as stay informed and make their voices heard between elections, when the real work that affects our lives gets done. IssueVoter also collaborates with organizations and campaigns to engage and activate their grassroots in impactful ways. Maria’s political experience includes introducing and passing a bill as a constituent, working for a Representative, and managing and winning one of the most targeted races in Iowa – an open seat in a swing district. Maria’s professional experience includes investment banking, strategy, corporate development, recruiting, social enterprise, and consulting. She currently serves on the Keep Families Giving Foundation Advisory Board and has served on the boards of Gibney Dance, The University of Texas Co-Op, and Friends of the Children New York.  Maria’s interviews and writing have appeared in Real Clear Politics, The Hill, PBS, MTV, Fast Company, and more, and she has spoken at TEDx, conferences, companies, and universities across the U.S. on civic engagement, technology, and democracy. Maria earned degrees from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and The University of Texas at Austin.