Mai is a freelance organizer and writer based in Oakland, California, focused on the intersection of human rights, solidarity economics, and the digital commons.
She was formerly at Shareable as the Community Engagement Manager. Previous to that, she was with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) as their Global Policy Analyst, where she monitored and advocated for digital rights around emerging tech policy and their impact on access to knowledge, privacy, and free expression. She was one of the leading activists following the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations and its effects on users, scholars, creators, and innovators.
She earned her BA at UC Santa Cruz in Politics and Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies. At UCSC she was a Fellow and Coordinator for the Everett Program, which trains undergraduate students in tech skills, organizing, and social entrepreneurshio for local to global social justice issues. In 2008, Maira lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a legal researcher and tech intern with Sisters in Islam, a Muslim feminist organization.