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Maya Lawrence ’02

Maya Lawrence '02

Born in Manhattan, raised in New Jersey, Maya Lawrence began fencing at Teaneck High School and continued competing for Princeton, where she studied under Coach Michel Sebastiani and helped the team bring home three Ivy League Championships. In 2005, after winning the national championship, she moved to France to train with world-renowned coach Daniel Levavasseur. Her Olympic dream suffered a setback when she tore both anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs), but she returned to the sport for the 2012 London Olympics, where she won a bronze medal in the women’s team epΓ©e event.

After retiring in 2013, she is now working as a marketing professional for an advertising technology firm in Paris. She has stayed involved in the sport as a member of the U.S. Fencing Ethics Committee and U.S. Fencing Sports Performance Resource Team.


Sports and Racial Discourse in America Today

Saturday, October 5

What role does professional sport play in racial discourse, and what responsibility do athletes and spectators have in this discussion? How did being an athlete at Princeton help the panelists Thrive and shape who they are today?

Craig Robinson ’83, Vice President of Player Development, New York Knicks and General Manager, Westchester Knicks

David L. Foster ’01, Deputy General Counsel, National Basketball Players Association
Brook F.P. Gardiner ’99, Vice President, Labor Relations NBC Universal Media LLC
Kelsey Koelzer ’17, Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach, Arcadia University
Maya Lawrence ’02, Product Marketing Manager, Smart AdServer