You may know her as a former professional golf player, but Maya Reddy is also the Founder and CEO of Queer Asian Social Club and an LGBTQ+ activist.
A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Maya was captain of the Varsity Golf Team and a three-time NCAA All American. She turned professional in 2015, played on the Cactus and National Women’s Golf Association Tours, and gained status on the Symetra Tour before having to take a step back from the sport due to its exclusive culture and the many harmful bigoted experiences she endured. As a result of that culture, Maya focused her pain on fighting for and becoming an advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusive policies in sports, working closely with organizations like Athlete Ally.
Today, Maya is dedicated to fighting for LGBTQ+ inclusive policies in sports and intends to use her J.D. to strengthen that work in inclusive policy formation, advocacy, and litigation defending trans and queer folks in athletics and elsewhere. What an inspiration!