Maya Kitei

Undergraduate Business Student, 2023 Presidential Environmental Youth Award Recipient (PEYA)
Washington University in St. Louis

Maya is an Olin Business Student at Washington University in St. Louis, where she studies Marketing and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Environmental Studies. She is the Vice President of the Student Environmental Council, the governing body for all green groups on campus.

Involved in climate work from an early age, Maya worked to pass climate legislation in the largest school district in Colorado, Denver Public Schools. She was also a Board Member of the student-run nonprofit, Light CO2, where she assisted in the development and launch of a sustainable habit-tracking app, Change Carbon. She was recently recognized as a Presidential Environmental Youth Award Recipient in 2023.