Maya is an enthusiastic communications professional who hails from Singapore. She has worked in tech PR, as a freelance lifestyle and music reporter, as a CELTA-qualified EFL teacher and most recently, as a Marketing Manager with a private care provider.

As a social impact advocate, Maya set up a small non-profit volunteer group called Deeds4Needs which assisted with extensive relief efforts to over 2000 people in 6 villages in and around Kathmandu, Nepal in the wake of the 2015 earthquakes. She has always been deeply interested in the ‘ageing experience’, particularly where the welfare of older people is concerned and has been involved as a volunteer with Alzheimer’s Disease Association and the SreeNarayana Mission Nursing Home in Singapore. Her MSc dissertation research focused on a comparative study of lifelong learning and how this can contribute to helping older people age with dignity in the Singaporean and UK contexts.

Maya is involved with all marketing and communications aspects across Alive’s various projects. She is a keen foodie and enjoys loosening her belt around Bristol’s eateries and wherever her travels take her, experimenting in the kitchen, boardgames, running, camping, watching copious amounts of good shows and films and playing instruments in her spare time.