Student Education Assistant
Planetary Science Institute
Maya is a Student Outreach Education Assistant and Program Evaluator for the Planetary Science Institute. She has recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in community education outreach with the College of Education. In addition to her formal education, she has also worked as a curriculum developer and program evaluator in the Tucson Unified School District S.T.E.M. programs. She has composed a diverse set of credentials of lesson design, program facilitating, and program evaluation. Maya has developed evaluation reports for both community-based needs and program implementation assessments.
Within her undergraduate career she held a preceptorship with Harold Larson, Ph.D. who worked as probability and theory statistician for lunar and planetary formations. During the preceptorship she held weekly outbreak sessions and collaborated with Harold Larson, Ph.D. on the student’s progress in the course. Through her preceptorship she presented on “The Theory of Evolution Application of Collaborative Learning” to the Board of Planetary Science.
She is currently a master’s student at the University of Arizona studying the Health Behavior Health Promotion with an emphasis in behavior change for a healthy life. She has a passion for education is a wide range of topics. Maya is excited to apply her skills to the CosmoQuest education and program evaluation support team.