Maya has been with ICANN since March of 2012, first as freelance Russian interpreter when ICANN started providing simultaneous interpretation into Russian at its meetings. She brings 12 years of experience in translation and interpretation in areas such as aerospace, business, IT, nuclear security and others for private companies and government organizations. She also has project management experience at a translation agency.
Maya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language and Culture from UC Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree in Translation and Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In addition to English and Russian, she also speaks fluent French and some Spanish.