Maya Jeffereis lives and works in New York, NY where she is a current MFA candidate at Hunter College in Performance, Video, and Installation. Her previous education includes a BFA in Painting & Drawing and BA in Classics from University of Washington in Seattle and Post-Baccalaureate studies in Performance Art at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a co-founder of the Hunter College MFA Program Digital Media Collective and Purple Jackets Performance Collective. She is a recipient of the 2008 Italo Scanga Scholarship, 2012 Cisneros Award for the SOMA Summer Residency in Mexico City, and the Hunter College Foreign Exchange Program Scholarship for study at Universitat der Kunste in Berlin, Germany. She has performed in Michael Clark's WHO'S ZOO at the 2012 Whitney Biennial and performed and exhibited in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Mexico City.