Learner-Perspective Coach (LPC)
Learner-Perspective Coaches are recent graduates of schools where they have had substantial opportunities to experience meaningful Project Based Learning, as students themselves. Maya, is one of PBLC's in-house Learner-Perspective Coaches and engages alongside our experienced facilitators to support educators in high-quality learning experience design and development during our immersive workshops.
Maya has been a student of project-based learning since the age of ten and is eager for the opportunity to help provide other students with the same type of education. Originally from Chesapeake Virginia, Maya and her family moved to San Diego when she was eight, where she attended public schools until receiving a spot at Explorer Elementary, the elementary school partnered with High Tech High.
In 2012 Maya entered high school at The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High where she would spend four years as a student senator collaborating with both staff and students implementing ways to better the school. In addition, Maya was also able to attend the Deeper Learning conference for three consecutive years where she had the opportunity to assist with and participate in workshops covering a wide range of alternative learning methods, including PBL.
Currently, a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Maya is entering into her second year with plans to major in Psychology with a minor in Film & Television. When she is not out at a softball field cheering on her two younger sisters, Maya can be found at home expanding her film repertoire or at the beach with friends.