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

Nick Canaday / Arizona Western College Photo Services

The Day of Silence takes place in schools internationally to spotlight anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender bullying and abuse.  For the 3rd year, students at Arizona Western College took part.  KAWC's Maya Springhawk Robnett reports...(originally aired 04/24/13)

Yuma Community Food Bank

In Arizona Edition, KAWC's Trudy Schuett investigates elder abuse to see how it is handled in Southwest Arizona.

Arizona Edition - Arizona Western College Theater students read from the paper plates strung up at the Yuma Community Food Bank, written by Yuma County's hungry citizens.

In this segment of Arizona Edition, KAWC's Maya Springhawk Robnett looks into child hunger and how the people of Yuma County are working to help fix the problem.

Michelle Faust

On Arizona Edition,  Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents simulate KAWC's Michelle Faust's arrest.  Listen to a tour of local facilities where undocumented immigrants are processed on the U.S./Mexican border.

In this segment of Arizona Edition, KAWC's Maya Springhawk Robnett talks to groups with a vested interest in the comprehensive immigration reform debate to see how they view the Gang of Eight and what they want from an immigration reform bill.

AARP is opposing a change to Social Security and veteran compensation benefits proposed as part of the Deficit Reduction Plan in Washington.  Maya Springhawk Robnett looks into how this would hurt the beneficiaries of these programs.

Kendrick Escalanti / Kwatsan Radio

A “bird” is a type of song cycle for funerals, protests, birthdays, weddings, and other gatherings, passed down through many generations in the Colorado River Tribes.  The Quechan Tribe recently lost a beloved bird-singer, whose impact is seen through the many who mourn him.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett spoke with a few of those who knew and miss him.