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.

Ways to Connect

Israeli Scout Cultural Exchange

Yuma’s Jewish congregation Beth Ha Midbar is hosting a singing and dancing Israeli girls-and-boys scout troupe in Yuma.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett sat down in the studio with Fred Brown of the Yuma Jewish Community Council to talk about the troupe’s upcoming performances…

Far Left: Norma Nelson; Far Right: Stacey Gibson
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC

This June 19th marks the 152nd anniversary of delayed freedom.  “Juneteenth”, as it is called, marks the day Texas slaves were freed, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.   KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports on Yuma’s plans for the city’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration...

NASA

A U.S. Marine stationed in Yuma has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.  Maya Springhawk Robnett with the Arizona Science Desk reports…

Yuma, Arizona provides the majority of winter leafy greens in the U.S. and Salinas, California grows those same crops in the summer.  When harvest periods in the two areas don’t align, it can create a lettuce shortage—like the one that just ended.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Mary Kay Harton

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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