Chief Program Officer and Co-Founder
Maya Bhattacharjee-Marcantonio is the Chief Program Officer and Co-Founder of The Marcy Lab School. She was born in Iowa, and raised in Spanish Harlem, but is rooted in her ancestral home of Kolkata, India. In her role, Maya oversees the learning experience of all Fellows at The Marcy Lab School. She manages a team of instructors and counselors to support students in their academic success and leadership development. Since beginning her career in education, Maya has devoted her work to centering and uplifting young learners throughout New York City. Before launching The Marcy Lab School, Maya was a middle school English teacher and school leader at Leadership Prep Bed Stuy, located on Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn (the inspiration behind the name of our school!). And when Maya is not busy being the heart of Marcy Lab, she likes to cook delicious, vegan renditions of her grandmother's favorite Jewish and Indian recipes. She's currently listening to anything from Frank Ocean to Burna Boy, and you can usually find her on a walk in her neighborhood of Bed Stuy with her incredibly cute 2-year-old puppy, Kahlo, and her husband, Evan!