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Maia Brindley Nilsson

Communications and Conferences Officer
MSc, Architecture, University of Oregon
MSc, Historic Preservation, University of Oregon
BSc, Interior Design, Utah State University


Maia joined WMU in May of 2012 as the Communications Officer. Her background includes education in architecture, historic preservation, and interior design combined with several years of work experience in design offices and higher education.

As a designer, Maia worked at the renowned preservation firm of Ann Beha Architects in Boston. Her project involvement mainly included design and production for civic and university clients. Prior to joining WMU she was the Head of Continuing Education at the Boston Architectural College where her role included marketing, management, curriculum development, faculty hiring and oversight, student advising, teaching, and oversight of the departmental budget.

At WMU, Maia is responsible for producing and editing text, social media management, press contact and photography as well as support for marketing, branding and strategic efforts within the Office of the President.