2017 ALUMinary

Michelle Maziar '98
Michelle Maziar

After graduating from Galloway, Michelle earned a B.A. in political science from Tulane University, and later earned an Ed.M. from Harvard University. From there, Michelle began a career working in social justice, addressing issues facing immigrants and refugees. Michelle is currently working under Mayor Kasim Reed as the founding director of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs for the City of Atlanta. She is also the director of the Welcoming Atlanta Initiative, which seeks to grow an inclusive, diverse metro-Atlanta that affords all residents equal access to civic life. Michelle attributes her intellectual curiosity and creative problem-solving skills to her time spent at Galloway — a place that gave her limitless freedom and the confidence to think, explore, create, and grow.