Stanford University

Maya Salameh
  • Stanford University
  • San Diego High School, San Diego, CA

Maya was a reserved young girl who found refuge in writing and literature for most of her childhood. However, writing soon became a vessel through which Maya raised her voice in protest of Arab Americans being unjustly labeled as terroristic threats. Maya’s poem “Arab Winter” earned her a selection as a National Youth Poet, the utmost most honor for youth poets in America, and the opportunity to recite a poem publicly for the first time at the White House. Maya is a Student Equity Ambassador, founder and president of the Psychology Club, and she is fluent in English, Spanish, Arabic, and French.

Scholoarships Awarded: 2018 Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarships