Hello, I’m Maya (she/her).
I’m based in Washington, D.C., where I work for POLITICO as a deputy production director. My role involves directly overseeing producers while co-managing the company’s production and copy editing team. I am passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion work, and I focus on career development and mentorship in my work. I have also worked on style and standards guidance, as well as improving workflows and finding efficiencies. I haven’t left my roots as a writer behind either — I regularly contribute to Women Rule and before that, I co-authored POLITICO Pro’s Afternoon Energy newsletter. You can check out my latest stories for POLITICO and POLITICO Pro online.
Before joining POLITICO as a web producer in early 2017, I worked for Bustle.com as a News/Politics writer and did editorial work for a multimedia news website and for a community newspaper. I live for the intersection of excellent writing and social change — one of the projects I worked on, Syracuse Jobs Matter, helped bring light to the serious issue of racially concentrated poverty in the Syracuse, N.Y., community.
I went to Syracuse University, where I got a Bachelor’s in Newspaper & Online Journalism and Political Science. In my free time, I enjoy improv, reading and writing fiction; I was an English minor and I contributed to my university’s literary magazine. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I’ve also been lucky enough to have traveled extensively. My extended family lives in India, and I studied abroad in Strasbourg, France during college.
If you know of any opportunities I’d be interested in, feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected].