Prior to founding the company, she spent many years as a senior pharmaceutical executive at both Novartis and Sanofi leading global functions, including Market Access, Policy, R&D Strategy and Business Development. Earlier in her career, she was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group and a founding member of its Strategy Institute.
Maya trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), earning dual degrees in Biology and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) with a minor in Economics. She also holds a Master of Science in Toxicology, a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Systems Biology, all from MIT. She has authored numerous scientific and strategy articles and was honored with the Carlton E. Tucker award for teaching excellence, the Department Head Recognition Award for major contribution to the EECS Department at MIT, and the Burchard Scholar for excellence in humanities and social sciences.