Maha was born in Aurora, Colorado, and is everything, Colorado. She graduated with honors from the International Baccalaureate program at Smoky Hill High School in 2003. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Denver.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) and as a trustee of the American Humanist Foundation. She is a 2019 fellow of the Colorado Bar Association’s Leadership Training (COBALT) program, a member of the Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court, and represents the Denver Bar Association on the Colorado Board of Governors. She also co-chairs a Supreme Court Committee on Paraprofessionals and Limited Licensure.
Maha is a polyglot – meaning, she speaks several languages, including English (her native tongue), Spanish, and Urdu/Hindi.
Maha loves international travel, stand-up comedy, writing, and studio art. She is the author of The Book of BIG Questions, a children’s book for freethinking parents.
Through the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop Book Project, she is also working on a (South Asian) spec-fic short story collection.