- Atlanta, GA
Maya is available forDeveloping new podcasts, reporting, producing, editing, tape syncs, VO, translation (Spanish-->English)
I made my first podcast in 2003, back when people still actually had iPods. As a former producer at the San Diego Union-Tribune, Fulbright fellow to Spain and independent international journalist, I've interviewed British neo-grunge bands, an eccentric Tijuana architect, the leader of the Honduran congress, an ultra-ultra-orthodox rabbi, Guatemalan weavers, an octogenarian madam, a Spanish sword-maker, Catalan puppeteers and dozens of other noteworthy characters. I've worked in the award-winning online newsroom at a Top 25 daily newspaper, edited glossy regional travel magazines, produced international stories for national public radio shows, and reported from Mexico, Central America and Spain for outlets ranging from Foreign Policy and TheAtlantic.com to the Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor. I came to Mexico City in 2013 as the only U.S. journalist selected for the InterAmerican Press Association scholarship, which found me studying Mexican media and politics at the Universidad Iberoamericana. A 2015 Transom Traveling Workshop alumna, I live in Atlanta. Recently I've worked as a scriptwriter, producer or editor on award-winning podcasts including The Plot Thickens from Turner Classic Movies, Homemade from Allrecipes, The Devil's Candy from Campside Media/TCM, the Sierra Club's The Land I Trust and more.
What if the lines between science and religion aren't so clear? This is a story about something that happened on a beach in Mexico, which cast one psychologist's understanding of the world into question. It’s a story about uncertainty -- about the eerie coincidences in life that can’t really be explained through science. And finally, it’s a story about losing your best friend.
I reported and produced this segment about kids suing their governments over climate change. The segment, which required collecting sound and interviews from five countries in two languages and coordinating multiple remote producers, was part of the debut episode of the climate change podcast Mothers of Invention, hosted by former Irish President Mary Robinson.
- Voice Coaching
- Tape Syncs
- Story Editing
- Sound Design
- Show Development
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Logistics and Coordination
- Field Recording
- Field Producing
- Audio Engineering
- Hindenburg Journalist Pro
- Adobe Audition
- iZotope RX 9
- Tascam DR100-mkii digital audio recorder
- Electrovoice RE50B omnidirectional mic
- Audio Technica 8035 shotgun condenser mic
- Audio Technica 2020 cardioid mic