Programs + Operations Director
Maile brings 15+ years of leadership, outreach and program management expertise to her role. She is passionate about equity and has been a longtime STEM advocate through work at respected organizations including Washington STEM, OSPI and most recently, Equal Opportunity Schools. Maile shared, “I love Zeno’s focus on families and communities farthest from opportunity. Math is the icing on the cake because it is a universal language.” She was inspired by a math teacher in junior high who after hearing she wanted to be a math teacher told her “be an engineer; you will make more money and be more appreciated.” The advice stuck and she got her engineering degree from the University of Washington.
When not sharing her wisdom at Zeno, you can find Maile listening to the Hamilton cast recording while spending time with her family. Fun fact: Maile’s favorite number is seven because of her love for Prince and the song seven.