Maria Victoria Mayoral
Maria Victoria Mayoral was the Co-Director of the Transcultural Innovation Initiative at ZERO TO THREE, leading ZTT’s vision and development of strategic plans that help build cultural bridges to positively impact in the lives of infants, toddlers, and families.
Previously, Maria served as Senior Policy Analyst at ZERO TO THREE’s Policy Center and worked at the federal and state levels. Prior to joining ZTT, Maria worked at The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families in NYC and served as Director of the Early Care and Education Institute and participated in NY State’s Early Childhood Advisory Council’s workgroups. Maria also served as a clinical researcher at the Center for Children with Special Needs at Tufts Medical Center, the Research Institute for Learning and Development, Harvard’s School of Public Health/ Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts University’s Psychology Department. Maria was selected for the Tufts University’s Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service and published her thesis on ways to culturally and linguistically adapt developmental assessments for young children in Antigua, Guatemala. Maria holds a Master’s degree in Child Development -Clinical-Developmental Psychology from Tufts University in Massachusetts and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Child Development from Tufts. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico.
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