Born in Hartford Connecticut, raised in Port Charlotte Florida. Maya was a dedicated member of the Rotary Club and volunteered countless hours to the community. She is a self taught musician who can play Piano and the Ukulele. Maya was also part of the Port Charlotte High School Chorus, and her church's Choir. She was voted Most Valuable Member of the National Art Honors Society. Maya also prides herself in knowing three different languages, English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. Maya went on to study photography at Savannah College of Art and Design before settling back in Port Charlotte with her Fiancé and two pets.
Her journey with the Supervisor of Elections office began in 2014 when she volunteered as a poll worker during two elections.
In 2016 Maya was hired again as a temporary phone bank operator. After getting to know the job and office staff well, Maya knew she would like to return to her position one day.
Just before the General election in 2018 that time had come, Maya sacrificed her life in Savannah for the Charlotte County Elections office.
Once starting here, Maya began gathering any and all certifications she could get her hands on including, Cyber Security, Election night reporting, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Election Systems and Software (ES&S) Hardware and Software, School Webmasters (ADA accessibility), VR systems Early Voting (basic and advanced), VR Tower, Electronic Pollbook, and Elections Management. As well as already being proficient in Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft suites, and Voter Focus. Maya attended a fifty-six hour course conducted by Election Systems and Software (ES&S) which covered all aspects of ballot design, elections reporting, and tabulator operation. As well as being a Certified Forensic Document Examiner, Maya also attended seventy hours of classes conducted by VR Systems on voter registration, campaign finance, Poll Worker maintenance, and conduct of elections. Maya is also the office's only Spanish Language Hotline operator.
Maya considers learning to be a hobby, she is a very fast learner and is continuously looking for ways to improve herself, and this office in her position.