Maya Adhikari is a senior at BASIS Oro Valley High School and an upcoming first year at Rice University in Houston, Texas where she will be majoring in Political Science. Prior to interning for the Pima County Democractic Party, Maya had interned for Regina Romero’s Mayoral Campaign, the finance team of Susie Lee’s Congressional Campaign, and most recently for the political team of Mark Kelly’s Senatorial Campaign. She has also spent the past four months pursuing an independent research project studying swing states in the 2020 presidential election. In this project, she interviewed organizers from all around the nation as well as conducted her own research through academic articles and novels. She is interested in studying electoral politics in the future as well as going to law school. In addition to her political experience, Maya is a terrible baker and an older sister to two girls.