Maya Springhawk Robnett

Arizona Science Desk Reporter

Maya Springhawk Robnett is the Arizona Science Desk reporter for KAWC.

Maya grew up in the Southwest and began attending Arizona Western College in Yuma at the age of fourteen.  At seventeen, she graduated with her AA in Studio Art.

From May 2012 to September 2014, Maya volunteered then worked part-time at KAWC as the News & Operations Assistant/Reporter while working towards her degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.  Maya's coverage included a diverse range of topics, from mixed martial arts in Yuma to the local foster care system. 

Maya also produced KAWC's Work Stories series for more than a year, focusing on the daily lives and stories of those making a living in Yuma County. 

Maya left KAWC to finish her degree and returned in May 2016 to cover science in the region.

She is a violinist, poet, and sculptor.

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May is National Bike Month and Arizona Western College has outlined a strategy to become a more bicycle-friendly campus as part of a citywide effort.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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A human-made chemical used to fire rockets into space, power fireworks, and open airbags in car crashes could also be the cause of numerous cases of thyroid disease in Yuma, Arizona.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Two San Luis High School students are heading to an international competition this summer for improving upon a medical device.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

A group of Yuma veterans and military spouses are using a surprising method to tell their stories.  This weekend, the Yuma Community Theater will present the stories of six people whose lives were impacted by service.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports.

Image captured by Yuma Sector Border Patrol, 2016

Monitoring the U.S./Mexico border for drug smuggling activity is one of the charges of the U.S. Border Patrol.  This task has been made that much more difficult in the technological age.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

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