Dr. Maya Thompson, a native of Trenton, NJ, received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University. After graduation, she embarked on her first career opportunity with an oil company and worked in the industry for six years. It was her desire to work in a profession that had an impact on people that led her to dentistry and she will be earning her DMD and MPH from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2018. “When deciding to pursue pediatric dentistry, I knew that I wanted to join a program that had a strong history of producing confident pediatric dentists as well as having a high commitment to public health. CWRU has demonstrated this commitment.” she says. Maya enjoys spending time with family, traveling, trying new foods, and cheering on Philadelphia and Villanova sports teams.