Dr Maya is a pediatrician who takes care of babies, children and teenagers and as a part of her job converses with parents and children about positive interactions with our environment. She is also a researcher and is deeply interested in health justice. As a pediatrician, she comes across a lot of patients dealing with the health and social impacts of climate change and strives to identify sustainable practices that can be implemented in health care .

This series of Just Action Talks is offered at a 6th grade level of vocabulary. They are intended for K-12 students, and are open to any age. These informational interviews are intended to expose students to the variety of jobs available in the field of sustainability. After the adult describes a normal day at their job, what they love about their job, its challenges and what it took to get there for about 15 minutes, the dialogue becomes open to Q & A. Chatham students are welcome to attend. Please try to keep vocabulary at a 6th grade level while asking questions to help make the workshop age inclusive.