Impact Hub Academy Director of Programs & Events
Maiyu has 15 years of experience in events management, systems design, and project management. In 2009, Maiyu received her B.A. in International Development with a focus on Cross-Cultural Communication and Spanish from the University of Oregon. She graduated as one of the top in her class after an extended stay as a Gilman Scholar working with a Fair Trade chocolate organization, Kallari, in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Maiyu’s sustainable event expertise comes from 10+ years in the hospitality industry working for establishments such as Colorado State University’s Catering Department and Standing Stone Brewery, voted one of Oregon’s Top 100 Green Businesses.
After living for 10 years in the Pacific Northwest, Maiyu traveled the world through her consulting practice, StarGuides International Exchange, which focuses on organizational re-design and integrative forms of healing for individuals and their businesses. Some of her favorite places she has worked are Kauai, New Orleans, and Portland, Oregon.
Maiyu moved from Denver, CO to be the Co-Director of Impact Hub Boulder and manage the new Impact Hub Academy: an innovative new hybrid programming organization that is run in conjunction with Impact Hub Boulder, revolutionizing collaboration and partnership within the Boulder ecosystem. She plans to help scale this program model amongst Impact Hubs internationally.
Currently, Maiyu lives in Boulder with her partner. She enjoys ample amounts of time spent in nature, swimming, dancing, and sharing her original music…look out for her on a stage near you!