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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Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

In Yuma, Arizona, the Colorado River is not what it was.  For thousands of years, its raging water deposited rich soil in the delta, creating one of the most verdant agricultural areas in the world.  Today, the river flow is 1 percent of what it was a century ago, but agriculture continues to thrive even as the water needed to maintain it dwindles due to over-allocation and drought. 

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Some political strategists predict sweeping victories for progressive candidates during the nation’s midterm elections.  That has activist groups mobilizing across the nation—including here in Yuma County.   KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett spoke with Bryan Rasmussen, President of Our Revolution Yuma, a local chapter of a group started by 2016 Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

An elementary school in Yuma connected with astronauts on the International Space Station recently through a NASA video call.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett was there…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

An elementary school in Yuma is going to Mars.  The kids got their tickets, received a briefing from National Aeronautics and Space Administration engineers, and they’re set to get advice from astronauts on the International Space Station.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma Proving Ground celebrated its 75th anniversary this weekend with a free event for the public.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett was there…

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