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Maya Hazarika Watts, JD
ChangeLab Solutions


As a senior staff attorney at ChangeLab Solutions, Maya works on law and policy at the intersection of tobacco control, health equity, and healthy, sustainable communities. Prior to joining Changelab Solutions, Maya spent 9 years at Bay Area Legal Aid, serving low-income clients through direct legal services and systemic advocacy. She represented domestic violence survivors in the family law unit, and served clients with CalWORKs, CalFresh, and General Assistance issues in the economic justice unit. Maya started her legal career as a staff attorney at Family Violence Law Center, providing legal services to domestic violence survivors in crisis. Maya earned her JD from UC Hastings, and her BA with honors from Rice University.