I'm Maura. I have messy hair, and I travel as much as possible. Usually I take photos along the way. I studied interreligious engagement at a fancy-enough graduate school, and now I work in community outreach with an organization that helps refugees cultivate independence and community in their new home in the United States. I believe in radical compassion and work for social justice, striving to live an anti-racist existence. I use the Oxford comma.

I once taught grade 10 English and comparative religions at a boarding school; teaching is probably the best thing that has ever happened to me besides my old mutt Barcelona. Before I served as a teacher I lived in West Africa and India, working as an educational outdoor guide. Before that, I was a mildly successful theatre and film actor who worked in New York, regionally, and abroad. Now I use theatre as a means of processing trauma and building community with people of all backgrounds and abilities. You’re probably wondering how I got so lucky to live this life; honestly, I’ve no idea.

You’re also probably wondering why I do so many different things. My mom is as well, so you’re not alone. I don’t know. I blame curiosity. My latest venture is a beautiful, tiny cut flower farm.

To be honest, I don't love breakfast food, but I do love hearing stories, and I think after a few mimosas everyone weaves a better narrative. So, I like brunch.