Maya has been with Earth Economics for more than 13 years. During her tenure, she has led over 30 projects for the organization, developing valuable partner relationships along with crucial project management, tracking, and delivery procedures. Her 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.
As Managing Director, she leads our talented team in all aspects of program management and project delivery. Her deep familiarity with the organization’s staff, partners, and processes along with her well-earned position as a leader in the field of ecological economics continue to ensure that Earth Economics’ work is of the highest value, quality, and rigor.
Maya was a member of the Mat-Su 2050 Committee, the Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services Partnership, and is currently an advisor for the District of West Vancouver’s natural capital valuation initiative. She also volunteers as a mentor with Palmer Scholars and the Alumni-Student Mentoring Program for Pacific Lutheran University’s Economics Department. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and scuba diving.
“Restoring Biscayne Bay and the Economic Value of Rehydrating Coastal Wetlands.” Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. 2019.
"The Economic Value of Natural Capital in Panama City's Watersheds and Associated Ecosystems." Prepared for Panama City’s Urban Resilience Strategy. Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. 2018.
“Environmental Compliance Factsheet: Ecosystem Services in Environmental Impact Assessments.” Prepared for USAID’s Global Environmental Management Support Program. Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. 2018.
“Benefit-Cost Analysis of Selected Actions from the Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan.” Prepared for Thurston Regional Planning Council. Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. 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