Tre Maxie is the division director of Youth and Engagement Programs at the Aspen Institute. He grew up in many places thanks to his dad’s career in the military. By age 18, he’d lived in places as diverse as Alaska, Texas, Japan, Georgia, and Washington state. He was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., so he attended King’s alma mater Morehouse College. Maxie worked for former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. He then helped launch the Tupac Shakur Foundation, founded by the late entertainer’s mother, to promote arts and peaceful conflict resolution. Maxie also served as the executive director of Powerful Schools, a Seattle-based nonprofit that partners with public schools to eliminate the achievement and opportunity gap.