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DC Projects Associate
Maya Sterett is the Alliance’s DC Project’s Associate.
Maya grew up between Colorado, California, and Virginia, establishing her passion for exploring both rugged mountains and sandy beaches. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, with a B.A in Environmental Studies.
While in college, Maya helped design and establish the college’s residential composting program. When she wasn’t persuading her community to compost, she interned on small remote islands off the coasts of Maine and California, researching seabird productivity.
Interested in hands-on service to her country, Maya served two rounds as an AmeriCorps member. The first round, she served in Washington, DC through City Year, and the second as a Massachusetts TerraCorps member with the Merrimack River Watershed Council. While working with TerraCorps, she became interested in pursuing a career in urban conservation and sustainability.
In her free time, Maya enjoys trying out recipes from around the world, hiking, and reading. Her dream is to live and work abroad to learn how other countries are tackling environmental challenges.