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Maya Khanna



Maya (she/her) joined CEA in 2023 as a Research Associate. She works across several practice areas, with expertise in land tenure issues and environmental justice.

Prior to joining CEA, Maya completed a postgraduate fellowship at the International Land Coalition (ILC) in Rome, Italy. At ILC, she led an investigation into effective interventions to secure women’s land rights within collective tenure settings. During this time, Maya also served as a junior campaigner for Land Rights Now, where she worked with Indigenous communities to advance advocacy campaigns on tenure rights and climate in six countries.

Maya graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2022 with a major in history and gender studies. At Dartmouth, Maya developed a passion for place-based studies in social history, environmental education, and anti-violence work. She conducted her award-winning thesis on the history of Indigenous resistance in the creation of America’s National Parks.