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Maya Hay

R&D Researcher

Maya started working for Safe As Houses as part of an internship programme. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience of learning all about a new and exciting industry. She has already had a good understanding of the care sector through her Politics degree.

Her strengths are problem solving, analytic skills, research, adaptability and creative thinking. A highlight working for Safe As Houses for Maya is learning from people advanced in the industry who are innovative, engaging, and motivated to succeed.

Maya’s foundational skills were built playing competitive football. Her communication, teamwork, goal setting, and determination developed from playing for various teams. As a Girl Guide, she attaining The Baden Powell Award – which is Guiding’s highest achievement. It is awarded to those who have dedicating time to the community, exemplified responsibility, celebrating diversity, and organising events.

In preparation of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Maya became a Commonwealth Young Leader leading sport workshops in Primary schools across Aberdeen. Before Maya left Scotland to attend Oklahoma State University on a football scholarship, she spent a month volunteering and travelling in Peru. She took part in building accommodations in Olltaytambo, helping girls who stayed in the mountains to attend school.

Maya carried out work experience in a law firm, worked in the food industry and travelled Europe before studying for a Politics degree. During her time at University she embarked on the role of Treasurer within the Women’s Football Club. She financially secured the Club by working to get the Club out of debt through souring funds, recording data, and monitoring cash flow. During lockdown 2020/21, she volunteered for a homeless charity providing hot meals to those in need for three nights a week.

We are delighted to have such a dynamic and motivated young individual as part of the Safe As Houses team!