Maya Ajmera is the president and CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and publisher of Science News. She received the 2020 Public Service Award from the National Science Board. Ajmera founded The Global Fund for Children, a nonprofit organization that invests philanthropic capital in innovative community-based organizations, supporting the world’s most vulnerable young people. She also authored Invisible Children: Reimagining International Development at the Grassroots (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) as well as more than 20 award-winning children’s books, including Children from Australia to Zimbabwe and Every Breath We Take. She is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow.