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Lyra Rufino-Maceda is a founding board member of the Chesterton Academy of St. James. Her work has focused on volunteer teaching and supporting education (Georgetown Board of Regents, CUA School of Philosophy Board of Visitors, Canyon Heights Academy) and educational non-profits (SF International Diplomacy Council, Philippine International Aid, The Culture Project International Regional Development Council, and the Martial Arts Character Development Alliance).

She holds an MA in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy-Tufts, an MA in Liberal Studies from Georgetown and a JD from Boalt-UC Berkeley. She is a member of the California Bar. Her interests lie in moral philosophy, human rights, and bioethics.

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