Maya Edgerly Steele

Maya Edgerly Steele Kodiak College student

Maya Edgerly Steele is a lifelong learner at Kodiak College. She has taken yoga, art appreciation, introduction to biology, English with Jared Griffin, art therapy, and she plans to take the Spanish for Travelers class this month from Kodiak College. Her favorite class was biology with Dr. Cindy Trussell.

Maya earned a degree in Outdoor Recreation Management from Western Washington University in Bellingham and is currently working on her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska Southeast. She is also a preschool teacher.

Kodiak College has been part of Maya's life since high school. Yoga with Patricia Ossowski was Maya's first ever yoga class and her first college class. She was 14 years old when she enrolled at Kodiak College because she wanted to avoid taking gym class in high school. Though she only needed to take yoga for one semester, Maya continued to enroll in yoga at Kodiak College every semester until she graduated from high school. When she went to Bellingham for college, she took yoga there and eventually became a certified yoga instructor. She credits Kodiak College for inspiring her to become a yoga instructor.

Maya is pictured studying on campus with her study buddy, Topol.