Originally from New México, Maureo was introduced to the environmental justice movement in high school, and spent time organizing around clean energy replacement in communities of color. He helped campaign to increase the State's renewable energy portfolio and conducted public education to highlight the financial inefficiency and environmental hazards associated with the state's largest energy provider.
In 2016, Maureo joined the Clean Water Action canvass office in Northampton while pursuing a Bachelor’s in Government. After graduating, Maureo spent some time as a canvass trainer before joining the Boston program office as the Massachusetts Drinking Water Advocate. In that role, Maureo built and improved lead service line replacement programs in EJ communities by creating public education events, mobilizing grassroots power, and working directly with municipalities.
Maureo currently serves as State Co-Director and is continuing to build out Clean Water's Drinking Water campaigns. Maureo believes that care of the environment is, at its core, a social justice issue. Therefore, Maureo works to center the participation and leadership of underprivileged communities in ways that interrupt racism, classism, sexism, and other institutional oppressions.
Outside of work hours, Maureo enjoys cooking, hiking, making music, and cleaning the kitchen.