joined YSE as the CDO Assistant Director after coordinating the Yale Visiting International Student Program,
an honors study abroad program for international students and part of Yale College’s Center for International and Professional Experience. In addition to extensive work with international students at Yale, Maya's experience in higher education includes managing employer relationships, advising undergraduate and graduate students on their career development goals and strategies, and serving as Acting Director of Fine Arts Career Services at the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin. At YSE, Maya supports general CDO operations, manages recruitment activity on and off-campus, coordinates and develops internship funding, and runs the Environmental Leadership Mentoring (ELM)
A native of New Haven, Maya’s appetite for travel sent her to the University of Redlands in California to earn her BA, the School for International Training in Bali, Indonesia to study abroad, to Oregon State University for her MFA in creative writing, and to Wallowa County in Eastern Oregon to work for Fishtrap,
a literary non-profit serving writers of the inland west. She returned to her hometown in 2016 and is currently pursuing a master's of public health at Southern Connecticut State University.