Maya Mikelson

Intern, Spring 2019 | Texans for the Arts
Liberal Arts and Science Academy

Maya Mickelson will be a senior in high school (2020) at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, Texas. She competes with her school’s debate team, volunteers for candidates running for office by phone banking, canvassing and texting voters and is the social media coordinator for her precinct. While she hasn’t done advocacy in the past, she is interested in helping increase access to the creativity that the arts can provide. She believes arts funding makes Texas a more interesting place to visit, can increase tourism and how funding can benefit everyone, even those who aren't artists. Maya is very excited to be working with Texans for the Arts to support funding for the arts and advocacy across Texas. She has learned a lot and appreciates the opportunities that this internship provided such as meeting with state legislators, helping with Arts Advocacy Day, meeting others who love the arts and learning about the arts in Texas.