Counsel to the Mayor
Maya advises the Mayor on legal matters involving City Hall and the executive staff, and also provides counsel to the Mayor on the legal aspects of policy and administrative matters. She spearheads special projects, such as expanding affordable broadband access across all five boroughs, jobs for all New Yorkers and civil and human rights and gender equity. She is the City's Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise Director and the Mayor's liaison to the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary. She also serves on the City's Procurement Policy Board, and the Board of the Fund for the City of New York.
She is the Founder and former President of the Center for Social Inclusion, a national policy strategy organization on racial inclusion. A civil rights attorney and policy advocate, she has litigated, lobbied the U.S. Congress and developed programs to transform structural racism in the U.S. and in South Africa.
Maya holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College.