Maya has been a Board Member at Cosma Sustainable Rural Developments since 2016.
She obtained her Medical Degree from The Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel in May, 2020 and is currently completing her residency in Neurology at The University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida in the United States. Maya is passionate about global health as well as culturally-sensitive community work and empowerment.
She graduated from The University of Michigan with a B.S. in Neuroscience in 2015. During her tenure there, she began working with the Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children, a national nonprofit dedicated to health improvement of families in underserved communities in different parts of the world.
As the mission’s committee chair, she assisted in the logistics of different mission trips and the preparation of volunteer students visiting the organization’s different working sites. In Michigan, she worked on health improvement programs for at risk children while trying to engage the university’s student body.
Maya participated in two different medical mission trips to Peru (Huancayo in 2013 and La Merced in 2016) where she volunteered as a translator and was able to implement multidimensional strategies, which consisted of clinical service partnerships, community outreach and health education programs for neglected communities.