MAGGIE ARDIENTE - FROM STUDENT ACTIVIST TO NONPROFIT PROFESSIONAL: HUMANISM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL
Maggie Ardiente is director of development and communications for the American Humanist Association, where she has worked for over seven years. The American Humanist Association, founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington DC, advocates for progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers. Maggie also serves as editor of the AHA’s popular weekly e-zine, Humanist Network News, now with over 40,000 subscribers. Her humanist activism began as vice president of the James Madison University (JMU) Freethinkers, a student club for atheists, agnostics, and humanists. She graduated from JMU in 2005 with a degree in sociology and graduated from The Humanist Institute as a member of Class 15.