Maya Williams

Maya Williams

Social Work
Entering Year: 2017

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Maya Williams was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan where she graduated with her Bachelor's in Spanish with a minor in International Studies from the University of Michigan. After graduation, she volunteered in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic for half a year. Later, she attended The University of Texas at Austin where she earned her Master’s of Science in Social Work in 2017. Maya's research interests include: Latin American studies, restorative justice dialogues, school-based social work, interventions to the school-to-prison-pipeline, community engagement, and policy reform.

Little known facts: Maya speaks Spanish, enjoys salsa dancing, and loves traveling abroad.