Mara Keisling (She, Her)

Executive Director

Mara Keisling is the founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. Mara is a transgender-identified woman and a parent. As one of the nation’s leading voices for transgender equality, Mara has appeared on news outlets including CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. Mara is regularly quoted in national and local print and broadcast media.

Since NCTE’s founding in 2003, the organization has led or participated in coalition efforts that have won significant advances in transgender equality.

Mara is a graduate of Penn State University and did her graduate work at Harvard University in American Government. She has almost twenty-five years of professional experience in social marketing and opinion research.

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