As an active scuba diver and dedicated economist, Maya has a passion for exploring oceans and ecological issues from more than one perspective. As Senior Economist and Program Director, Maya oversees organization-wide project delivery and directs our Ecosystem Services Valuation program. Maya believes in and represents the organization’s practical ethos; she has spent over a decade creating and applying real solutions to conservation challenges. Maya’s work valuing natural capital has informed legal cases in Costa Rica, supported Alaska’s largest recreation bond, and justified the nomination of a national marine sanctuary.
"The Economic Value of Natural Capital in Panama City's Watersheds and Associated Ecosystems." Prepared for Panama City’s Urban Resilience Strategy. June, 2018.
“Environmental Compliance Factsheet: Ecosystem Services in Environmental Impact Assessments.” Prepared for USAID’s Global Environmental Management Support Program. May, 2018.
“Benefit-Cost Analysis of Selected Actions from the Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan.” Prepared for Thurston Regional Planning Council. October, 2017.
“Impacts of Narco-deforestation on Protected Areas in Central America.” From the book Ecological Economics Perspectives in the New Century p. 241 (Spanish only). University of Guadalajara, Mexico. 2017
"Natural Capital Valuation.” Workshop on Solutions for Sustaining Natural Capital at The Australia National University. Canberra, Australia. May, 2017.
Pacific Lutheran University | Tacoma, WA