Maya Noronha

Senior Fellow

I’m delighted to be part of a team united in the mission of reforming government to serve the people.

Maya Noronha is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability, where she focuses on election integrity reforms.

Before joining FGA, Maya served in several senior roles at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including acting chief of staff of the Administration for Children and Families and senior advisor in the Office for Civil Rights. Maya also had fellowships and internships in the White House, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and D.C. Superior Court. Outside government, Maya has worked as an associate at Baker & Hostetler LLP, deputy director of the Republican National Lawyers Association, and law clerk at the Republican Governors Association. She has counseled Members of Congress, Governors, state legislatures, candidates for public office, party committees, corporate PACs, and individuals on election law.

Maya received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Government and a J.D. from Georgetown University. Maya’s commentary has been published in Forbes, The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, The Federalist Society Review, PJ Media, and The Daily Signal. She has received coverage in The Weekly Standard, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Townhall.

Maya has delivered remarks to the White House Initiative on Asian-American Pacific Islanders, Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, George Mason University, the Republican National Lawyers Association’s National Election Law Seminar, and Women in Government Relations’ PACs, Politics, and Grassroots Symposium. She also has served on the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society Free Speech and Election Law Practice Group.

Maya first experienced the value of work at her first job as a secretary. Years later after she graduated from college and law school, her first boss, a Pennsylvania lawyer, filed the motion to admit her to the bar. In addition to Pennsylvania, Maya is admitted in D.C., the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. For Maya, work has the power to offer economic mobility, self-sufficiency, and success for oneself and one’s children. Maya is a first-generation Indian-American grateful for her mother’s decision to move to the other side of the globe to pursue the educational and job opportunities only available in America.

Maya’s favorite volunteer jobs are babysitting her nieces and nephews, serving as a godmother, and supporting pregnancy resource centers. A fan of the Georgetown Hoyas, Maya lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

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