Maya Hazarika Watts, JD

Managing Director
Maya Hazarika Watts

As a managing director at ChangeLab Solutions, Maya works on laws and policies that promote economic justice and health equity, particularly for children and families.

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 University of California College of the Law, San Francisco and her BA with honors from Rice University.