Maia is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History. She also earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and prior to attending law school worked for a number of years in the greater Chicagoland area evaluating and supporting foster care programs. Maia attended University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee where she received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 2006. Maia is currently licensed to practice law in Alabama and in Tennessee and primarily practices in the area of estate planning and estate administration.