Maya specializes in marine pollution and gender. With a strong belief in feminist environmental justice, she approaches California ocean issues–such as sea level rise and marine debris–with a focus on site-specificity and relationships.
Prior to joining the OST team in 2023, Maya completed her Ph.D. in Geography at the University of California in Davis. Maya also served as editor for various environmental and creative projects. Her recent writing has been published in the Zócalo Public Square and recent music has been released on Full Spectrum Records.
Maya received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Mills College, and a B.A. in Language Studies from the University of California in Santa Cruz.