Meet Mayva Anyango, the teen concentric program manager at Treetops. Mayva manages the teen programming and works together with the concentric leaders in their language groups to spread welcome to our New American teens.
Mayva was born and raised in Kenya, and speaks Luo, Swahili, English and French. She enjoys traveling and meeting people from different cultural backgrounds than her own, which is the reason why she love working at Treetops so much.
Mayva is a recent graduate from Calvin University where she pursued a double major in International Development Studies and Public Health. Her experience studying abroad in Ghana was the start of her work in female empowerment and public health. Mayva has also had the opportunity to work with the Smithsonian Institute and Emerson collective to do some social justice work. In her time there, she created a learning lab focused on black inventors in history. Mayva also got the chance to work as a gender justice intern for World Renew Canada, which allowed her to see the field of global development from a research-focused and policy implementation lens.
In her free time Mayva enjoys painting, sewing and doing art and craft projects. She feels welcomed by engaging in conversations and sharing meals with others.