At UBC Sauder, Maia specializes in Operations Logistics and Marketing. As it turns out, her business education complements her athletic training nicely.
“We focus a lot on leadership and teamwork in our classes,” she says. “I find that very useful in swimming.”
She’s also found that some of the skills and knowledge she’s gained from her swimming career cross over to the business world.
“I’ve learned how to deal with losses,” she says. “And I’ve learned how to deal with success. I now know that success motivates me.”
Her experience as an elite athlete and scholar has inspired what she believes will be a lifelong passion for giving back to the community.
“The generosity of UBC Sauder donors allows us to pursue what we’re passionate about without having anything hold us back,” she says.