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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Amanda Mills / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Arizona Department of Health Services have partnered on a $2.2 million grant to train first responders in rural Arizona in the fight against the opioid epidemic.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

The Prix de Lausanne is a prestigious annual International ballet competition held in Lausanne, Switzerland.  This year, out of 380 submissions from around the world, the competition only accepted three young men from the United States.  One of them was from Yuma.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett has the story…

Lance Cpl. George Melendez / Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma broke its own world record for the longest wall of fire at the Yuma Airshow in March and this week, Guinness World Records officially certified the achievement.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…


The most recent test for NASA’s Orion capsule parachute system at the Yuma Proving Ground was postponed for two days.  But a successful test did (eventually) take place.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk was at the Yuma Proving Ground for the test…

Joseph Brandt / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

There are only about 200 California Condors in the wild, living in Arizona, California, and Utah.  The recent wildfires in California could be a danger to the endangered species but as Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports, wildlife biologists aren’t too concerned…