Program Manager, Elementary
Maya McDowell was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She joined Heart & Hand in 2017 as a Program Leader, after serving a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA Development and Community Engagement Coordinator at a youth leadership and food justice nonprofit. Maya is also a certified yoga teacher, and a founding member/owner of Satya Yoga Cooperative, which focuses on offering accessible trauma-informed yoga for communities of color that may not otherwise have access to culturally aware and inclusive yoga. Maya has found a joyful and enlightening home in her time with Heart & Hand, and is continually moved by the power and spirit of the youth and families we serve. In her free time she enjoys growing nutritious food in her garden, dancing while cooking, reading and writing, and traveling by train.