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 Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop and the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Legal Society. She is 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.
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 writing a (South Asian) sci-fi short story collection.