Mai Hall is the Early Childhood Specialist with The Parents’ Place of Maryland. As a former educator and mentor in preschool and grades K-6, a program manager, and grant writer for non-profits, Mai brings a diverse perspective and over 14 years’ experience to the field of early learning and non-profit work. Mai received both her B.Ed. and M.Ed. in Early Childhood and Curriculum Studies from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. She is the Vice Chair of the State Interagency Coordinating Council, Maryland’s aRPy Ambassador for ECTA, advocates on the policy committee for the NAEYC, and is a Co-Chair for the Howard County Special Education Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Her two children both have Autism and are her reason for advocating for parents.