Maria Yuan, founder of IssueVoter, is passionate about fixing systemic problems by leveraging
creativity and determination to achieve world-changing results and impact. Its mission is to give
everyone a voice in our representative democracy. Highlighted on CNN Heroes, IssueVoter
extends engagement beyond elections on policy that affects our lives, increases communication
between constituents and representatives, and catalyzes more informed voters.
Maria also leads a coalition to bridge self-reported anti-Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI)
incident data, including data visualizations and resource matching, eliminating silos, and
encouraging community action and awareness.
Maria has spoken at many conferences and her writing and interviews have been featured by
PBS, Real Clear Politics, The Hill, CBS, and Crooked Media. She serves on the Bridge Alliance
Board of Directors, and holds degrees from The Wharton School at The University of
Pennsylvania and The University of Texas at Austin.