Maya has always been passionate about working with youth and helping to close the opportunity gap. Maya’s history has included developing curriculum for enrichment programs and leading and participating on teams to create and implement programs for schools, summer camps, and community organizations. Maya has helped launch and manage an afterschool program in Somerville for a K-8 school and taught English using experiential learning in Seoul, South Korea for two years. Maya graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a major in Psychology. While attending university, she acted as youth leader representing the United States at the 2008 annual Global Conference for Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (YES, Inc.) in Alexandria, Egypt. Aside from her commitment to economic mobility, women issues and social innovation, she is an avid photographer, travel and outdoor enthusiast, and currently working on mastering her cooking skills.