Maya Krishnan

Senior Associate

Maya brings intellectual curiosity and a rigorous research mindset to her support of client projects.

She balances a portfolio of projects that demonstrate her ability to nimbly move from grant management for a $10 million fund based in the Middle East to keeping abreast of new research findings about gender equality. She also provides invaluable support to the team as an editor—lending not only her eye, but also her critical analysis to projects.

Prior to joining Geneva Global, Maya completed a Fellowship for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, where she conducted research on minority women in political leadership in her home state of North Carolina. Her love of research and passion for social justice and gender issues led her to Philadelphia after college where she worked for an international development NGO focused on women’s leadership and empowerment. During this time, Maya honed her abilities to engage with donors through targeted communications and tailored partnership opportunities.

Maya graduated from North Carolina State University with a dual-degree in Business Administration and International Studies, with a focus in Global Sustainable Development.

Why did you decide to work at Geneva Global?

I chose to work at Geneva Global because the company embodies many of my personal values, and strives to make a positive difference in global communities through their work in the philanthropic sector.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

Getting to work with intelligent and socially conscious individuals who make me laugh and constantly help me grow my perspective and skillsets.

What book, film or quote has shaped the way you think?

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

What brings you joy?

Hiking and post-hike snacks while looking out at the world from the summit, reading a good book, and fresh figs.