Maya Delany is a 2017 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, with a self-designed major in American Studies major and a Film Studies minor. With experience both working in the film industry and non-profit human rights work in New York City, she hopes to pursue a career that embraces activism and education through the arts.

During her years at Mount Holyoke, she self-designed an interdisciplinary major with courses from the Sociology, History, Politics, and English departments at Mount Holyoke College, in addition to taking American Studies courses at Amherst College and Film Studies courses at Smith College.

She additionally dedicated her time to organizations and committees on campus, including Undocumented Immigrant Alliance, Amnesty International, Student Government, Outing Club, Mount Holyoke News, Students for Free Tibet, the Mount Holyoke Ultimate Frisbee team, and the Multicultural Campus Life Committee (MCCL). Throughout her four years here, she maintained an on-campus job at Mount Holyoke’s Speaking, Arguing, and Writing Center and a two-year position with Amnesty International as a Student Activist Coordinator.

Since graduating, Maya has spent her off-hours working with the non-profit advocacy group, Families with Children from China Greater New York to connect families, celebrate Chinese heritage and identity, educate, and advocate for adoptees and our adoption communities. She serves currently on the Board of Directors, as a tri-chair leader of the Adoptee Board, and as a general young adult member.

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