Maya is double-majoring in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Yale University. In 2019, she graduated Valedictorian in her class of 375 students. Throughout high school, she was president of her school's National Honor Society and on the executive board for the science, english, and language honor societies. While playing varsity tennis and running track and field, she fulfilled her positions on her high school's FIRST Robotics team as strategy captain, programmer, designer, and business director. Maya is also the co-founder of the Mount Olive Community Fellowship, a program in partnership with the Mayor's Office, Health Department, Public Library, Land Conservancy of NJ, and district senator to increase voter outcome, provide academic assistance, and educate town members on preservation and sustainability. In her first two years of college, Maya grew from first-year liaison in the South Asian Society to co-director of the South Asian Youth Initiative, an international conference bringing light to issues affecting the South Asian diaspora. She is currently conducting research at the Affective Science and Culture Lab, reviewing literature related to infant-mother relationships in Rohingya refugees. She also works for the Social Gerontology and Health Lab, specifically with the Families Coping Together with Alzheimer's Disease Study and the Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, and Plan Study. Though Maya has dabbled in a multitude of interests, she has always had a love for math as seen through her six years of tutoring other students and hopes to inspire students to see its intersection with psychology and beyond.

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How I spend my free time

community service