After a childhood in Asia, Maija is now a longtime San Francisco resident. She is currently the Chief of Staff at a financial technology start-up after a tenure in bio-pharma.
Maija and her two children are regular volunteers in St. Anthony’s Dining Room. Previously, she served as the board chair of the San Francisco Education Fund (2005-2011). During her tenure at the San Francisco Education Fund, she led a merger with another nonprofit (San Francisco School Volunteers) to better serve the needs of San Francisco students and twice co-chaired their annual Back to School Lunch fundraiser. In addition, she was an inaugural leader of the Monsoon Group at the Asian Art Museum during the museum’s move from Golden Gate Park to the Civic Center and chaired many fundraisers for the museum.