Maryana Iskander

Maryana Iskander is the Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s largest provider of and advocate for reproductive healthcare services. She joined Planned Parenthood after two years as advisor to President David W. Leebron at Rice University in Houston, TX, where she worked on a wide range of strategic and organizational issues. Maryana previously served as clerk to Judge Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She was also an associate at McKinsey & Co., a strategy consultant at W.L. Gore & Associates; and a law clerk at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, Vinson & Elkins in Houston, and the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York. In 1996, Maryana was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and in 2002 was awarded the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, given to the thirty most outstanding naturalized citizens in the United States. Maryana earned a BA in Sociology, magna cum laude, from Rice University in 1997. She earned an MSc in Comparative Social Policy in 1999 from Oxford University (while a Rhodes scholar), and a JD from Yale Law School in 2003. Maryana is a member of the 2006 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.