Maya Colello-Wilson joined the Institute as an academic counselor in October 2022. Maya graduated from LaGuardia Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Social Science in June 2018. She also earned her Paralegal Certification at Stony Brook University in June 2020 and her Verbal Intervention Certification in May 2022. Maya has enrolled at John Jay College of Criminal Justice to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Maya has experience in the social work/criminal justice field for a year with adults and senior citizens who were formerly incarcerated and impacted by the justice system. Her goal at the Institute is to assist students with their academic needs and goals as they progress in college to obtain their degrees.