Maya has always been passionate about working with youth and helping to close the opportunity gap. Her love for social innovation and entrepreneurship has led Maya to becoming a community builder and a social change agent. She has served in various roles in her work with underserved populations in the Greater Boston area. She currently works as the Manager of Partnerships and Engagement for The Possible Project in Cambridge. In her role, she is helping to build mentorship programs and create opportunities with company partners for Possible Project students to thrive in tomorrow’s economy. Maya is an adviser on the Mayor of Somerville’s Innovation and Opportunity Committee, which aims to advance Somerville’s local innovation economy and support budding entrepreneurs. Her role on the committee is to establish and maintain partnerships with innovation-focused companies, local non-profits, academic institutions, and residents. Maya graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a major in Psychology. While attending university, she acted as a 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 advancing education, economic mobility, and advocating for equality and diversity, Maya is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast, world traveler, and currently working on mastering her cooking skills.