Maya Smith - 2016 AAAS and Pitts Family Foundation Minority Science Writers Intern
University of Memphis
Maya Smith recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Memphis earning a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with University Honors with thesis. There, she was the historian for the Public Relations Student Society of America, a reporter for the Daily Helmsman, and member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi). She also interned at Quality Commercial Marketing Group in Memphis, where she contributed to a Latino newspaper, as well as, created graphics, such as logos and business cards. Maya is passionate about storytelling, graphic design, and blogging.
Maya also enjoys working with children and was awarded President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award for her time volunteering at the Children’s Museum of Memphis. Additionally, Maya is an avid tennis player, traveler, and amateur photographer.
Read Maya's published stories in Science by clicking the links below.
6/15/2016 Climate change claims its first mammal
6/16/2016 NASA sets a fire in space
6/30/2016 Bonobos lie about sex to keep the peace
7/20/2016 The human eye can detect a single photon