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About Maya Higa

Maya Higa is one of the top female streamers on Twitch and a rising star on YouTube. Her passions include wildlife conservation and education, and she integrates these into her content regularly, creating some of the most unique content on Twitch. Maya is a licensed falconer and wildlife conservationist. Her livestreams feature falconry, wildlife rehab, conservation education, and charity fundraising. She created a conservation podcast in 2019 which has since aired more than 60 episodes on her channel and raised more than $92,000 for wildlife protection organizations around the globe. Maya founded Alveus Sanctuary, a non-profit wildlife sanctuary and virtual education center in central Texas and raised more than $500,000 during her first fundraising stream thanks to her amazing community and fellow streamers.

Maya Higa, with Winnie the Moo resting her head on Maya's shoulderMaya Higa

I love the natural world with my whole heart and entire being. All I want is to inspire that same love in others.

Maya raised over $1,000,000

Using Twitch!

Maya's Experience

  1. August, 2015

    Level 3 certification in Parelli Natural Horsemanship

  2. June, 2016

    County 4-H All Star Ambassador

  3. June, 2018

    Outreach Education and Exotic Animal Husbandry intern at Zoo to You Conservation Ambassadors

  4. January, 2019

    Outreach Education and Exotic Animal Husbandry intern at Charles Paddock Zoo

  5. February, 2019

    Falconry license issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife

  6. June, 2019

    Education and Husbandry intern at Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary

  7. June, 2020

    Graduated from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo (earning Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Communication)

  8. October, 2020 – October, 2021

    Board of Directors for a wildlife rehabilitation center in Central Texas (role focused on raptor rehabilitation and husbandry)

  9. February, 2021

    Founded Alveus Sanctuary

  10. March, 2021 – March, 2022

    Governing board of Make a Wish Foundation in Central and South Texas

  11. January, 2023 – Present

    Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) Ambassador

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