For more than twenty years, Maia has been a book editor, working in the private and public sector. When a close friend was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer in 2012, Maia employed her research and critical thinking skills to become a passionate patient advocate, promoting patient and carepartner education about clinical trials and helping others understand the emerging field of immunotherapy for CRC.

Maia believes that transforming information overload into practical, relevant knowledge helps patients have informed conversations with their doctors and contributes to advance the field so there are more cures, sooner.

Maia works with Fight CRC as Lead Curator of their CRC Trial Finder, and with PALTOWN in COLONTOWN’s clinical trials neighborhoods

She enjoys living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with her husband, her daughter and their two dogs.