Maia graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience as well as Drama. As an undergraduate, she was a research assistant in the Michigan Psychoneuroendocrinology Affective Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Nestor Lopez-Duran studying the development of depression in adolescents with a familial history of major depressive disorder. Currently, Maia works as a clinical research coordinator at the Laboratory of Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation, where she coordinates photobiomodulation studies in depression, mild cognitive impairment, and Down Syndrome. Before joining the team, Maia worked as a performer at Walt Disney World. Outside of research, Maia’s passions include singing and acting. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.