Maiya joined the Texas Hillel team as Executive Director in 2017. Prior to her arrival to the Forty Acres, Maiya spent five years with Maryland Hillel as Assistant Director and Director of Educational Engagement, and previously worked as the Hillel Program Director at UC Davis and Sacramento. As Executive Director, Maiya works closely with students, staff and the broader community to advance Hillel's work on campus and to inspire every Jewish student to create an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Maiya holds a master's degree in Experiential Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Columbia University (Columbia College), where she was captain of the women's softball team. Maiya competed for the Israeli national softball team from 2003-2013, traveling to six different countries representing Israel on the diamond.