Maya is a futurist and educational strategist. As the Director of Education Futures and the XReality Center at the New School, Maya provides strategic leadership in creating an institutional culture and capacity for innovative design with emerging technologies including XR and AI. Her work has been featured at SXSW, the MIT Media Lab, The Atlantic, The Economist, and the Fulbright Program. She is an Innovator In Residence at ShapingEDU, Arizona State University. Maya is the co-author of the State of XR and Immersive Learning report. She is the co-author of the pioneering EDUCAUSE series, VR and AR: Stepping into the New Frontier of Learning and has authored white papers on the future of Higher Education and Immersive Learning.
Maya is the co-founder of Digital Bodies, an award-winning website focusing on VR/AR/MR, and their impact on media and society. She has facilitated master classes and talks on Immersive Storytelling, VR/AR/MR and New Media Narratives, Innovation in Higher Education and the Future of Learning. She has worked with Google, HP, Microsoft, Intel, Salesforce and various education and non-profit organizations on developing immersive experiences, digital strategy and innovation. She has spoken at United Nations forums and assisted the European Commission on policy recommendations for the future of learning and work.