Mayana is a born and raised Brooklyn gal with strong Afro-Latino family roots. Her roots serve as the basis of her commitment to nature, health and community. Wholesome, healthy living, vitalizes the body and spirit and we depend on the earth to nourish and replenish us. As a member of an urban family; shared responsibility for the welfare of others by restoring, recycling and reusing items was routinely practiced in her household. Mayana has routinely participated in donation drives for backpacks, shoes and winter coats to enable the reuse of articles to fill the need of a community. As an avid camper and nature lover, her interest in environmental sustainability fits well within Maya’s cultural beliefs, practices and life-style. By partnering with organizations such as the World Wide Organization of Farmers, Maya focuses on the frontline of our food cycle from soil to market. Her commitment to actively promoting the knowledge, mind-set and activities that support global awareness of climate change is a responsibility that Maya has undertaken with both passion and rigor.
Maya currently attends PACE University in New York City where she majors in History and Art. She is interested in pursuing an advanced degree in Environmental Studies.