maya is a Senior Consultant at Spring Impact. She began her career as a Teach For America corps member and high school educator, teaching Biology in Dallas, Texas. As an educator, maya was nationally recognized for her success in promoting student academic achievement. Her love for education continued in her role as a Coordinator in Talent & Partnerships at Teach For America. She then transitioned into higher education, supporting student-athletes and other undergraduate students at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining Spring Impact, maya served as a Learning Specialist for the University of Texas at Austin Athletic Department. In addition to her background in education, maya has professional experience in community mental health and child welfare, and has served a wide variety of populations including incarcerated fathers and houseless college students.

Bachelor’s in Comparative Women’s Studies (focus on women’s health disparities), Spelman College
Master’s of Social Welfare & Master’s of Education in Transformative Coaching and Leadership, University of California, Los Angeles.

Areas of Interest:
College Access & Higher Education
Prison Abolition
Sports as a vehicle for social change
Innovating in Philanthropy
Black Feminist Thought & Scholarship
Social Justice & Scaling Social Solutions

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