Maya Mumma, ACE, was an editor on the Academy Award winning documentary O.J.: Made in America for which she was honored with the 2016 Best Editing award from the LA Film Critics Association, an ACE Eddie Award, and a Primetime Emmy.
Maya began her career in the edit room of the Academy Award nominated documentary Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She has gone on to edit the Emmy nominated films Which Way Is the Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (HBO) and Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (HBO), the Peabody Award winning Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (HBO), A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers (PBS), the Netflix original series Daughters of Destiny, John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (HBO), the Emmy winning King in the Wilderness (HBO), and most recently True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality (HBO).
Originally from Oklahoma, Maya has a BA in Social Anthropology from Boston University, an MA in Media Studies from the New School, and is a graduate of the New School's intensive Documentary Media Studies program. In addition to editing, she has taught filmmaking to New York City public school students and teachers, and served as a mentor for the Firelight Media Documentary Lab, the Open City Documentary Festival Assembly Lab and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.