Maya is a rising senior at Yale majoring in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations and minoring in Education. She loves teaching, writing, and creative arts. A native of NYC, Maya was one of 15 students accepted to the Drama program at the Professional Performing Arts High School, where she served as co-founder and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine. In her junior year, Maya was selected to teach English in the Dominican Republic through the organization Global Glimpse, which she is still an active member of today. In her senior year, Maya completed a public policy project about the status of school counselors in NYCPS addressed to the Department of Education. She obtained perfect scores on both the AP Literature exam and the writing and english sections of the ACT, and graduated with honors in the top 7% of her class. At Yale, Maya has served on the board of the Yale First Generation and/or Low-Income Advocacy Movement as well as the Middle Eastern North African Student Association. Recently, she has had creative fiction published in several of Yale’s literary magazines. Outside of school, Maya plays electric guitar in a band and has acted professionally for over 10 years. Maya has experience teaching all ages and is excited to help students with creative or academic writing, acting/audition prep, or any other curiosities they might have!
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