Maya has been involved in her community from a young age. She raised money by creating fitness events for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. She also volunteered as a Zumba instructor in various schools to encourage children to move.
Maya combined her passion for fundraising, fitness and empowerment to found a not-for-profit organization: Move For A Cure (MFAC). MFAC plans fitness events raising awareness for diseases and funds for organizations actively looking to cure them. Through MFAC, Maya encourages more individuals to volunteer and offers opportunities for students to participate in planning, as well as executing, the organization’s programs. Maya runs the organization, cultivating relationships with partners, chairing Board meetings, and developing new programs targeted to schools and corporations.
At Concordia, Maya is the President of the Applied Human Sciences Student Association. She created a platform for students to help them find jobs and volunteer opportunities in their field.