Maya Rockeymoore is a respected policy analyst, researcher and advocate with expertise in an array of public policy issues. She is the author of The Political Action Handbook: A How to Guide for the Hip Hop Generation and co-editor of Strengthening Community: Social Insurance in a Diverse America. She is the founder, President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a comprehensive policy consulting company in Washington, D.C., and serves as a professorial lecturer at American University. Rockeymoore has served as vice President for Research and Programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. As chief of staff and senior policy advisor to Rep. Charles Rangel in the late 1990s, Rockeymoore helped facilitate passage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act. One of her most important accomplishments in this position was the creation of the foundation’s think tank—the Center for Policy Analysis and Research.