Maggie Polachek is the¬†director of president’s initiatives¬†at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Polachek was the deputy director of scheduling on the Wendy Davis for Governor campaign in Texas. Before that, Polachek worked for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) as a legislative correspondent for health care and women’s issues, and as assistant to the chief of staff. Polachek is a proud alumna of Wellesley College and is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area.