Maira was born and raised in the Cape Verde islands and she is a proud Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is going into her second year this fall 2020 and is super excited to explore deeper into the fundamentals of biochemistry.
Her interest in STEM and Women’s Health & Wellness dates back to her middle school years and flourished with her experience with diverse cultural biases. At UMass, she is a member of the Cape Verdean Student Alliance, the Association of Women in Science, and founder of the Kriola’s Professional Association UMass chapter. She is very excited to be joining the Love Your Menses team and for the opportunity to learn from women working in the public health and medical field.