Maya Zwang

Meet Maya Zwang! An anonymous nominator simply had this to say about her: "Please, she's wonderful."



Name: Maya Zwang

Year: 4

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Seattle

Instagram: @mellen234

Twitter: @mzwangsta


Fun Facts

Favourite travel destination: Prague or Lisbon

Favourite food: Nutella

Favourite tunes: Atmosphere

Hidden talent: Unicycling


UBC Life

Favourite UBC study spot: Aquatic Centre

When I'm not hitting the books, I can most likely be found: Attempting to teach myself how to swim competitively (I am not that great yet).

UBC involvement: Alpha Delta Pi / UBC Sororities, UBC Jump Start, UBC Workplace Learning Outreach, Generocksity

Dream job: Student Development at UBC

Best UBC moment so far: Getting accepted to go on exchange!



Relationship status: In a relationship!

Most attractive quality in a person: The desire to reach their full potential

Most off-putting quality in a person: Dishonesty

Celebrity crush: Ruby Rose


Maya leaves us with her favourite quote: "I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that - I don't mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness... Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don't teach us much... I'd like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word "happiness" and to replace it with the word "wholeness". Ask yourself "is this contributing to my wholeness?" and if you're having a bad day, it is." - Hugh Mackay


Find out more about Maya's UBC involvement on this Campus Celebrity page.