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

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Over-use of the Colorado River has long concerned environmentalists, but a short film has set out to explore the human impacts of over-allocation.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett attended a viewing in San Luis, Arizona…

Chris Parish / The Peregrine Fund

No one hunts the California Condor, one of the largest flying birds in the world.  But the endangered bird has a problem only hunters can solve.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

How do you clean up cyanide contamination in Yuma groundwater? Molasses and vegetable oil might be the key.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports.

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

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…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

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…

Pages