Maiuyen is from California. She attended the University of California, Riverside where she earned a bachelor’s agree in English and history. She recently received her Juris Doctorate in May 2017 from American University Washington College of Law. Before NAAG, she lived in The Hague and studied international criminal law. She also worked at various law firms in Maryland that specialized in commercial law, bankruptcy, and employment discrimination. She served as a research fellow for three professors doing anti-corruption, antitrust, and human rights work.