Maia was born in New York City, grew up in a small town in upstate New York, and graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts. Before moving to Sitka, Maia worked for a legal nonprofit in Minnesota, a literary agency in New Jersey, and an educational nonprofit in New York. During her first year in Sitka, she worked for the U.S. Forest Service, using social media to tell the stories of restoration projects happening on the ground. As Director of Capacity and Engagement at SCS, she works to connect people with opportunities to take action on the issues that matter to them, as well as build the capacity and resilience of the SCS team to care for ourselves as we care for the Tongass and our communities. When she's not working, Maia loves going on adventures with her dog, taking photos, baking, reading and writing, and learning about the community of Sitka's past and present.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org