Maya Delaney

Youth Climate Ambassador, The Bahamas; Associate, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA); MBA Candidate, MIT Sloan School of Management

Maya Delaney is an MBA student at MIT Sloan School of Management, focusing on the intersection of ocean conservation and finance. She aims to advance private finance solutions that accelerate the sustainable development of Blue Economy industries across small island developing states, including in her home country: The Bahamas, where she is a national Youth Climate Ambassador. 

As an associate with the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), Maya is supporting the launch of the Sea Change Impact Finance Facility (SCIFF), which will scale investment into ocean and coastal resilience, and into climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.  

Previously at Albright Stonebridge Group – a geopolitical consulting firm – Maya advised cross-sector initiatives that sought to scale climate finance in emerging markets, and drafted policy guidance for countries seeking to attract investment in low-carbon, natural capital projects. 

She attended Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Sustainability.