Speaker Profile

Maria Teresa Kumar

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María Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino’s founding president, is an American activist and social entrepreneur and an Emmy-nominated MSNBC contributor seeking to shake up the political process. Leveraging youth, technology, social platforms and influencers, Voto Latino is the largest Latinx voter registration and advocacy organization reaching 29 million monthly in 2020. Under her leadership the organization has won numerous awards for original programming and has registered over 700,000 voters. Fast Company named Kumar among the 100 Creative Minds for her use of technology and media. Elle named her among the 10 most influential women in DC and Latino Leaders named her among the top 100 most influential Latinas in America. Kumar serves on the boards of EMILY’s List and the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers. She is a WEF Young Global Leader, Council Foreign Relations Life Member and is a member of the National Election Crisis Taskforce and Harvard's Universal Voting Task Force. She started her career as a Senior Legislative Aide for the Democratic Caucus Chairman.


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