“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey
I have had the privilege of mentoring and being mentored by some of the greatest individuals. Even as a graduate student, I believe it is imperative to pour into the cups of those coming behind you, so they have more to pour into others.
"Maya did what every great mentor should do:
Maya didn't give answers; she taught me how to think through my problems.
Maya didn't force her own leadership style; she helped me craft my own.
Maya had the tough conversations, encouraged tactful criticism, and was always Always ALWAYS there
when I most needed her.
That's Big Sis Maya's impact, and this is my testimonial."
W.R.Alexander Berry, Industrial Engineer, Intel Corporation
"Maya has not only impacted me through her leadership roles, but also as a friend. Whenever I need advice with something or am struggling with something, I know I can reach to her as she has had similar situations and overcame them. Seeing Maya persevere in challenging situations has been a testimony to me that nothing is impossible. Maya has been a giant part of who I am today and I am forever grateful to have met her while she was a student at Georgia Tech."
Kyle Woumn, Software Engineer, Twilio Inc.
"Maya has been a great source of encouragement to me. She assisted me in my process of applying and getting into a PhD program for Fall 2019. She was the first PhD student I reached out to, because I personally looked at her as being such a super woman... What is better than an educated, smart, respectable, and spiritually equipped Black woman?! Maya is definitely a great friend, encourager, and mentor!
Oluwagbemisola Aderibigbe, USF B.S Chemical Engineering Spring ‘19