First and foremost, Maya is a builder. For most of her 30-year career, she has been involved in front-end development in the form of strategic planning, international opportunity assessment, corporate development, venture development, new product development, business development, marketing, business intelligence, research, regulation and policy.

Although most her experience is in the technology sector, she has also worked with companies and clients from small entrepreneurs to global satellite companies. She is also a proud nerd who loves science and technology and thinking about the really big questions just for the fun of it.

She joined the YES Board as Program Director in 2017 after moving to Victoria from Toronto and is looking forward to making contributions to her new community.