Tinkering away behind a laptop screen in a variety of international locales, Maiya can usually be found developing websites for her small business and nonprofit clientele. Taking inspiration from the adaptability of mangrove trees – which weather the changing of tides, temperature, ocean currents, and soil types to take root across the continents – Maiya strives to travel, explore, learn and work whenever and wherever possible.
After graduating from UCLA in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in International Development Studies, Maiya moved back to her native Bay Area, California to work with a San Francisco non-profit that coordinates volunteer trips to assist communities abroad in HIV/AIDS education and sustainable agriculture. On a two-month stay in Tanzania, Maiya took time to engage with several NGO’s and soon realized the service-learning model although well-intentioned, did not yield the results she’d hoped. While resources were spent training foreign volunteers in the local customs and language, Maiya realized she could make a more definitive contribution by developing effective media increasing the NGO’s visibility and supporting what local citizens were already doing. She discovered a passion for coding and channeled it into her commitment to international development and beyond – a geek with a purpose was born.
Working as developer, project manager and consultant, Maiya has earned a reputation for taking the site building process from start to finish with an ease and professionalism that leaves clients pleased with the results. As mangroves are highly adaptable and grow all over the world, so too will you find Maiya, in San Francisco, Panama, Australia, and Spain for starters. An avid rock climber, yogi and traveler, you will be delighted to have Maiya
become a part of your web branding process.
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