writer. scholar. geek.
Elliott Maya was born in Wildomar in 1995 and was itinerantly raised amid Southern California’s orange groves and grape vineyards, and the red clay, bleached-bone sci-fi sand dunes of the Arizona desert. Made liminal at a young age, Elliott’s early fascinations with storytelling, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, and narrative were only a matter of time. What began as a way of entertaining themself after-school quickly transformed into a deep-seated love for storytelling.
In 2014, Elliott was awarded a Questbridge Full-Tuition Scholarship to Grinnell College, where they channelled their fascination into studying cross-media explorations of alternative worlds and futures, the Alien/Other/Africanist presence in literature and media, Blackness and Brownness, affect theory, auto-theory, the supernatural, and the damned.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies in 2018, Elliott turned down a full-ride scholarship to a top-tier PhD program and returned to California to pursue their dream of captivating audiences with tales of the strange, the sublime, and the silly.
Elliott is currently a staff writer on Nickelodeon's upcoming show, "ZJ Sparkleton!"
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