Maya Emilia

Youth Speaks alumna Maya Emilia is a marine ecologist, poet, and educator. She is a Youth Speaks Bay Area Grand Slam Champion who has performed on national stages, including Brave New Voices and the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational with the Brown University team. The Offing is her first creative writing publication. Maya Emilia is also an advocate for coastal ecosystems and communities, and can usually be found several meters below sea level.