Maya Kandell works with young people with disabilities in San Francisco public schools to support employment and career exploration opportunities, and supports JVS's High School Bridge program. Maya has worked towards a thriving San Francisco Bay Area community through non-profit work as a relief counselor in residential mental health settings, a client screener for asylum seekers at a community-based immigration law organization, and her youth-focused work in her current role. Maya is a young person herself and recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Global Studies. She brings research and writing experience in journalism, tech, public sector work and in academic settings. Her facilitation experience ranges from leading community groups in rehabilitative housing to citizenship classes for Spanish and Maya-Mam speaking clients, to public-facing adult and youth job-seeker workshops in her current position at JVS.