As a policy counsel, Ma’ayan works to strengthen and preserve nondiscrimination protections for transgender communities, focusing on efforts to defeat anti-transgender state legislation and implement federal nondiscrimination laws in health care, employment, education, and housing. Ma'ayan is a co-author of the groundbreaking report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey. Ma'ayan obtained a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from the University of Toronto and is a proud parent to two rambunctious cats named Bunny and Squeak.