My name is Maira!

I have a master of arts in I/O Psychology and Human Resources, as well as a master of business administration (MBA) from Appalachian State University. I am currently a doctoral student and Walton Doctoral Fellow studying Management (OB/HR) at the University of Arkansas. My areas of expertise include analytics, diversity, workplace incivility, and safety.

I am interested in collaborating on future research projects covering: neurodiversity and gender, psychological safety, manager/employee relationships, employee conflict/incivility, and human/tech interactions.


My Interests and Hobbies


I am an avid reader; I read an average of 165 for-fun novels per year! I predominantly read Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Horror. Stephen King and Brandon Sanderson are two of my favorite authors.


I love to unplug by hiking. The longer the trail the better! My longest trip to date was the John Muir Trail in the Californian Sierra Nevada mountains, which took me 20 days. I have my eye set on the Wind River High Route next!


In my spare time, I try to get creative! For some of my favorite projects, I have upscaled thrifted furniture by painting designs and flowers on it, painted watercolor portraits of friends, and followed along with Bob Ross to paint oil landscapes!

Please contact me! I look forward to hearing from you.