Miriam Maya joined the Junior League of Los Angeles in 2017 and currently serves as the Assistant to the President. During her new member year she served as a Thrive Through Literacy Programs Co-Chair, and was a graduate of JLLA’s Public Policy Institute.
Miriam’s professional career has been spent in education, nonprofit, and driving system changes. Currently, she is a Program Officer at First 5 LA focusing on improving the availability and quality of early care and education programs. She previously served as a Director at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles overseeing the Federation’s work to strengthen services and support for the most vulnerable populations. Miriam provided programmatic and planning leadership, oversaw strategic grants processes, and convened partnership organizations. Prior to this, Miriam was an education researcher responsible for evaluating programs and identifying gaps in education policies and practices.
Miriam holds a Master of Arts in Primary Education from the University College London-Institute of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a Minor in Educational Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Miriam is originally from San Diego, and enjoys travelling, staying active, and finding new hobbies.