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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Several dentists in the city of Yuma have volunteered their services to the homeless and in-need free of charge.  One of those dentists made it his aim to see dozens of patients from the local mission in a single day.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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Dates—as in the fruit from the Middle East—grow surprisingly well in Yuma County, Arizona.  And harvest has just wrapped up.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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Yuma Proving Ground, the U.S. Army’s weapons testing and training military installation near the city of Yuma, is coming up on its 75th anniversary in February.  And the proving ground has already begun preparations.   For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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A new analysis shows nearly two-thirds of Americans are experiencing an increased number of extreme heat days.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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Community resource centers—outfitted with everything from medical clinics to employment help—is the goal of community school advocates.  The first community school in Yuma County recently opened at OC Johnson Elementary School.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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