||South Burlington, Vt.
Getting to Know Maya
- Why did you choose to attend Mount Holyoke? - The intellectual and academic excellence.
- What do you like best about Mount Holyoke? - I love that I am constantly learning; from the teachers, to the lectures, to the peers, I'm constantly being exposed to new ideas, concepts, and feelings.
- Favorite Sports Movie - Blades of Glory
- Best Sporting Event Ever Attended - Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada
- Favorite Pro Sports Team - USA Olympic Swim Team
- Favorite TV Show - House MD
- Favorite Athlete(s) - Ed Moses
- Childhood Idol - Angelina Jolie as Laura Croft Tomb Raider
- Hobbies - Swimming, Sports, Outdoors, Adventuring, Discussion, Debate, Being with friends, Drawing, Writing, Art, Cooking/baking, Organizing
- Best Concert You Ever Attended - Lady Gaga Monster Ball in Montreal
- Magazine Cover You'd Like to Be On - Shape
- Biggest Fear - Failure, falling
- Most Famous Person Ever Met - Harvey Kitel
- Person You'd Like to Have Dinner With - Professor Jeffery Hancock of Cornell University; he's conducting fascinating information on the biology and psychology of communications and emerging media.
- Most Prized Possession - My souvenir spoon collection
- Place You'd Like to Visit - New Zealand
- First Memory of Your Sport - All my memories include swimming
- Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics - Only a first year!
- Pre-Game Rituals - Drinking lots of water, stretching, and doing lots of warm-up.
- Best Advice From a Coach - "Don't worry. I promise you, this will hurt."
- If You Had $1 Billion Dollars You Would - Donate it to my club swim team in Vermont
- Career Aspirations - Neuroscience Major from Mount Holyoke, and a Communications Degree from Cornell