Maya Nairobi Brown is from Freeport, N.Y. and is a current second-year student journalist at Stony Brook University. She has been interested in the field of journalism since high school, as her love for journalism began after attending the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists at Stony Brook University.
After the institute, she became Editor of ‘Flashings,’ her high school newspaper, and after getting into the routine of reporting, interviewing and writing, she felt a passion for what she was doing. She knew the path she wanted to take was reaching her ultimate career goal of becoming a writer for a news publication and eventually, a TV reporter in broadcast journalism covering immigration and politics. She feels that producing news that impacts people or tells a story that needs to be told is an amazing feeling. It’s definitely more than just seeing your byline, it’s the success of the reporting and the feeling it leaves within people. Journalism allows her to continue learning, meet new people everyday and most importantly aid in letting the public know what needs to be heard.