Special Project Coordinator, Urban Forestry
Maya Klem joined the KCD team in 2022 supporting the Green Burien Partnership and Tukwila urban forestry efforts. Previously, she worked with local organizations and agencies to manage the Green Seattle Partnership. Maya was born and raised in Pacific Northwest and is grateful to work with the lands and communities that have always been home for her. She has a B.S. from Western Washington University where she studied Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish. During her time in college, she discovered a passion for conservation and restoration work while studying in the jungles of Costa Rica and Peru. Aside from exploring tropical and temperate forests, she enjoys cooking, traveling, searching for frogs, and smiling at dogs.