Maya is a junior at Brown University studying Modern Culture and Media and Engaged Scholarship. She is the recipient of the Breadloaf Prize for creative writing, a graduate of the Iowa Young Writers studio, a nominee for the McGlynn Award for Achievement in Writing, and an AP Scholar with Honor. She has five years of teaching and mentoring experience, including working as an assistant teacher at Learn At Morse Hill Elementary School and an outdoor instructor at Morse Hill Outdoor Education Center, volunteering at an after school program for refugee children, and serving as a peer tutor in English, History, Math, Physics, and Advanced Spanish at Deerfield Academy. Currently, Maya teaches sexual health education at a local Providence high school and mentors at Brown’s Outdoor Leadership Training Program.
In high school, Maya graduated Cum Laude in the top quintile of her class. She earned a 5 on her Ap English Literature and Composition, Ap English Language and Composition, Ap Spanish Language and Culture, and Ap Seminar exams and a 34 on the ACT. Maya is also a former TedX Speaker and a published poet in Straw Dog Writer’s Guild. As such, Maya is passionate about helping her students achieve their full potential as writers, speakers, and thinkers, and she can’t wait to bring that passion to the classroom this semester.