Maya Luz Molina-Araujo studied at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, graduating with distinction in 2009. Soon after Maya competed in the Emmy award winning design challenge series, Project Runway on Lifetime Television. Nearly making it to the finals, she made the bold decision to leave the show to hone her skills as a designer away from the camera's watchful eye.

Her experience includes numerous private commissions, as well as working with luxury fashion brands and art institutions in NYC & abroad including, Hannah Marshall, Proenza Schouler, Coach, Ohne Titel, Calvin Klein Collection, and most recently the Guggenheim Museum Store, in which she designed a capsule collection inspired by the work of artist Hilma af Klint, in alignment with the current exhibition. Maya has been recognized by such organizations as PVH, Scholastic Publishing, GenArt, Core 77, Vouge, Architectural Digest and was nominated as an Outstanding Alumni by Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2012.

Maya lives and works in New York City.