Maia is a small business owner and Latino leadership advocate based in Olympia, Washington. With both of her parents enlisted in the military, Maia attended more than a dozen public schools across the country being one of the first of her family to earn her four-year degree. She strives to improve the K-12 and higher education policies that will benefit the communities she serves. Maia enjoys attending concerts, elaborate cooking, yoga, bouldering and plays tennis in her spare time. She is the oldest of five siblings and has two children of her own.