Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Santa Monica, California
Maya received her BSN from the University of Michigan. During her time at the University, she participated in a Global Public Health and Maternal and Child Health Internship. She believes health and wellness care are human rights that go beyond the clinic walls.
Maya has worked as a Health, Nutrition, Mental Health and Disabilities Coordinator for Head Start and as a School Nurse for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. In her work at Head Start, Maya directly oversaw the case management and intervention planning for every child in the program. She administered direct healthcare services and worked to pilot in-school services to provide free eye exams and glasses, dental exams and treatment, mental health programs and referrals along with regular school health services. Maya works closely with the teachers, education staff, parents and community partners to ensure students are healthy and ready for success in school and life.