Originally from Victoria, BC, Maaza moved to Vancouver to study Communications and Digital/Print Publishing at Simon Fraser University. After completing her BA degree, she lived and worked in Vancouver for five years before moving back to Vancouver Island.
Her work experience has been predominantly in Marketing and Communications roles, working in both non-profit and private sectors and in conjunction with the provincial and federal government.
For her last year of university, Maaza took a few courses regarding the criminal justice system and became very interested in Restorative Justice. Having her career and academic focus be in education and employment, she has worked and volunteered with a few organizations that have included those living in vulnerable sectors and learned how helpful RJ could be. She came to the North Shore Restorative Justice Society to help make people more aware of the great things RJ can do for the community.