Maia Mossé has played an integral part in helping to lead GLI initiatives. In partnership with Diana Saville, she has worked on recruitment, selection and training of both GLI scholars as well as support staff for the GLI. She has flown to India to conduct student interviews and meet with the Tibetan Central Administration, including the Prime Minister. The grit and optimism of the Tibetan refugee students stories, driven by humble origins and working hard to bring their families and cultures into a better life, is what continues to fuel Maia’s GLI involvement. Ever since she was 14 and visited Tibet, she has been in awe of the Tibetan culture of peace, harmony and wisdom - and has found in the GLI an excellent outlet to support the survival and flourishing of their culture. By supporting bright, underserved Tibetan refugee students in achieving their goals, she hopes to help build the professional class of Tibetans.
Maia currently works as Executive Director of BeAGoodDoctor, a non-profit incubator growing the next generation of social entrepreneurs. BeAGoodDoctor’s flagship program is SCOPE (Student Clinical Opportunities for Premedical Experience), the largest pre-medical intern and interpreter program on the West Coast, partnering with the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Emergency Department. Maia received her undergraduate degree with honors in human biology at Stanford University, and is currently continuing her education there as a Stanford Medical student. Between her undergraduate and medical school education, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to research diabetes education in underserved communities in Roatan, Honduras.
Maia has received numerous awards, including those for her service contributions to the community, including the Walk the Talk Award on behalf of Stanford honoring her service commitment. MundoFox38 also awarded her the Excelencia Latina award, acknowledging her commitment to impacting underserved and minority populations.
As the only undergrad at the Symposium for General Internal Medicine, Maia presented her research alongside medical students, resident fellows and faculty and placed 3rd in the Clinical Innovations category for her research "Improving Pre-Medical Internship Programs Through Qualitative Analysis of Student Reflections."
In her spare time, Maia enjoys meditation, yoga, hiking and social dancing (especially swing), and has a special interest in aging gracefully and empowering large groups of undergraduate students to make broad scale impact.