She was recently awarded the Commercial Directors Diversity Program fellowship for emerging directors by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP).
Her latest spot, "History, Georgia Pacific," was featured in AdAge, Shoot Magazine, and Little Black Book for its radically diverse casting. At this time, prolific writer-director Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures, St. Vincent) and Rich Carter, Executive Producer, signed Maya for commercials in the U.S. with their company BROTHER, along with a star roster of directors including Tim Story, Dax Shepard, and Melfi himself.
She has directed commercials and documentary films on four continents, and in English, Spanish, and French, for clients including Nike Women, Kids Foot Locker, John Frieda, IBM, Ketel One, Capital One, JCPenney, Chevrolet, Dressbarn, Manchester United, SapientRazorfish, and Capital Group, and published across major multimedia platforms, including NBC News, The Today Show, Food Network, Telemundo, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Popsugar, VOX, Racked, EATER, Tastemade, Miami Herald, In Cuba Today, Narrative.ly, and more.
Maya also shot and directed two indie documentaries, "Cuba’s Violin" (2014), the story of a donated violin that stealthily travels from NYC to a talented, instrument-less young musician in Havana, which screened at festivals worldwide, and "Blind Date" (2015), which follows three blind New Yorkers on their quest for love in the digital age, which premiered at DOCNYC.
In 2015, Maya received her Masters in Documentary Filmmaking from Columbia University in New York. In 2007, she received two B.A. degrees Summa Cum Laude in International Studies and French from UC Santa Barbara and L'Institut Catholique in Paris, France.
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