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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On the Senate floor Wednesday, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona denounced President Donald Trump’s actions following a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday and recent public criticism of the Canadian Prime Minister.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, recently filed a lawsuit against U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue concerning a camel farm in Yuma.  Now, the USDA’s latest inspection of the farm has become available.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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Yuma recently celebrated its first-ever LGBTQ Pride event.  And, as KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports, the event had a surprisingly large turnout.  Around 900 people came by the event throughout the day…

The Good Fight is recently-published collection of photographs and essays detailing the history and fight against racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and other forms of intolerance in America through the decades.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett spoke with two of the book’s creators…

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A World War II veteran recently visited Yuma to see how his uncle’s memory is being honored—through an exhibit at the Yuma Territorial Prison.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports.

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