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Margarita (Maia) Puyat


Margarita, who goes by the name “Maia” (pronounced like Ma-ee-yuh), is a certified digital marketing specialist and multimedia creative fluent in English and Tagalog. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines with a major in Psychology and a minor in Creative Writing, and she has accumulated 3 years’ worth of content strategy and marketing experience in the F&B Industry, and 7 years’ worth of professional work in journalism, creative writing, technical writing, copywriting, and graphic design.

Something she often heard growing up was that she was “a jack of all trades.” She cycled through interests, from gymnastics to guitar, fueled not by boredom but rather a desire to try everything at least once. This worked to her advantage, especially working for a start-up. She flowed into multiple roles with fluidity, acquiring new skills along the way.

Thanks to her varied collection of experiences, she can: create realistic, workable product designs with her experience in material sourcing and creating prototypes; write effective copy for websites, social media, ad campaigns, newsletters and emails, and even articles because of her experience writing for various businesses and publications like CNN Philippines and Esquire Philippines; and forge new marketing and communications strategies catered specifically to a business’ their mission and vision. And, if you need her to try something new, she will not be afraid to do that, too.

Outside of her work and the program, you can find Maia trying new restaurants with interesting dishes, playing games on her Nintendo Switch, or consuming gargantuan amounts of videos on YouTube.


Dec 2023 (Cohort 17)


  • Marketing / Communication Specialist
  • Product Manager
  • Usability Tester
  • Writer