Mekedelawite Atakilti

Position: Post-Secondary Program Coordinator

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Maya is passionate about youth development through creating community and one on one mentorship. As an alum of Summer Search and a previous high school mentor, she has both experienced and seen the direct benefits of this program. Maya believes youth inherently have everything they need to succeed and only need adults to support them in achieving their dreams and aspirations.

Maya received her B.A. in Education and Sociology from Colgate University. After spending two years at┬áCity Year, an AmeriCorps program, she transitioned back to Summer Search as a mentor. She has since completed her received her master’s in Social Work. Her education fuels her work to be able to create equitable spaces for students to thrive. In her free time, she enjoys watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, and being a new plant mom.