Maya Davis is program assistant for journalism and media at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, where she contributes to the planning, implementation, and impact assessment of programs for journalists and other media professionals who are covering peace and security issues of interest to the center. Before joining the Stanley Center, Davis was a legal intern at an immigration center in Detroit, Michigan, and she recently completed the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Global Institute for Human Rights program, focusing on climate justice and human rights advocacy.
Pursuing interests in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking, Davis studied abroad with a cohort of international journalists in the United Kingdom, where she did a stint as a freelance journalist for Wimbledon Bookfest. Davis earned an MA in journalism from the University of Roehampton London in 2020 and has a BA in communications and media relations from Saginaw Valley State University. During her studies, Davis spent time volunteering in Ghana, West Africa. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in her local community and is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists.