Maria Zaharatos


I am a Public Administration student, focused on collective impact and systemic social change. I am a French-Greek American from Texas with a passion for fostering community. My professional experience is in international relations, non-profit organizational development and social entrepreneurship.

Areas of interest

My areas of focus include youth empowerment, social/economic/cultural justice, and civic participation.

Project description

Our project, “Beyond Performativity in Inclusion: Land Acknowledgment at MIIS,” aims to provide documentation and analysis of the Institute’s ongoing relationship-building process of developing meaningful reconciliation efforts with local indigenous communities, such as through land acknowledgment.