Maya is an 18 year old Syrian migrant residing in Melbourne, Australia. She is a youth activist with Plan International Australia, where she advocates for girls rights and gender equality. She is passionate about refugee rights and co-founded the Refugees on Air podcast with her sister, Sarah in 2017. She has also been part of the Victorian Youth Parliament in 2018 where she advocated for free sanitary products in government buildings with her school team. Maya currently studied a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Monash University and hopes to further her studies in the future, in the field of refugee rights.