Research & Data Analyst
Maria T. Khan is a Research and Data Analyst at Catalyst California. As a proud Muslim-American immigrant raised in Los Angeles, Maria’s work aims to use data as a conduit for empowering underrepresented populations. Previously, Maria has worked with cross-disciplinary sectors on research and development, public policy, and community engagement. She strongly believes that we can, and we must fight for justice at the intersection of public policy and data analysis grounded in community engagement.
Maria received her M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and her B.A. in International Studies from the University of California, Irvine with honors. She is also a graduate of the Coro Public Affairs Fellows program. Maria has traveled as a scholar to the Middle East region with the Olive Tree Initiative program studying conflict resolution and to sixteen countries around the Atlantic Ocean with Semester at Sea studying educational nonprofits.