Whether developing digital strategies or creating tailored content to express an organization’s highest goals, Maya Trabin brings together a deep knowledge of strategy and technology to help causes and organizations share their unique story with the world – and be heard. A seasoned writer, editor, and strategist, she has lent her communications expertise to some of the most pressing issues of our time, from marriage equality to federal immigration reform.
Maya has driven communications strategy for nonprofits and foundations, including as the digital lead at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund for nine years. There, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the website, which she methodologically and lovingly shepherded through two major redesigns. A skilled storyteller with a strong design sense, Maya uses her advanced editing skills to present the nuances of complex, entrenched problems – and the remarkable solutions and leaders working to bring about change. While she enjoys testing the latest tactics and technologies, she sees mission, audience, and strategy as central to any successful project.
Maya holds a master’s degree in international development with a focus on human rights, social justice and gender studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands, and a BA in community studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. When she’s not busy translating thorny ideas into beautiful web products, Maya volunteers at her daughter’s co-op, organizes for racial justice, and slowly chips away at that pile of old New Yorkers.