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A global educator, Maya has lived and taught in the US, Singapore, and India.

She earned a BA in English from Middlebury College and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.

After teaching in the US for a decade, Maya moved to Singapore where she taught high school English at The United World College of South East Asia for eight years.

She is the author of "Beyond The Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age," a book on how to raise successful global kids by blending the best of Eastern and Western approaches to parenting and education.

In addition to teaching and writing, Maya has conducted numerous teacher training workshops in Singapore, India, and the US. She is also an educational consultant to a number of schools.

In 2017, Maya returned to her hometown, Chennai, India, to pursue her dream of starting a company that would recruit, develop, support, and inspire teachers over the span of their careers.

She started TREE with the larger goal of re-imagining teaching and transforming education, one teacher at a time.