Maya Afilalo is a staff writer at AutoInsurance.com. She holds over 10 years of professional experience in writing, communications, and research, which she leverages to provide accurate, unbiased, and reliable information to empower consumers. Maya has written dozens of articles on auto insurance costs, company comparisons, state laws and requirements, and other topics. She is committed to helping consumers navigate the complex world of car insurance with clarity and confidence, ensuring that individuals and their loved ones have coverage and protection wherever their journeys may take them.
Maya is passionate about applying her research background to provide accurate, thorough, and valuable information to consumers. Her areas of expertise include teen driving laws and coverage, rideshare insurance, and classic car coverage.
Maya’s main piece of advice to readers is to explore their options and get quotes from major auto insurance providers and midsize or smaller carriers alike. Sometimes the cheapest and highest-quality coverage is from one of the largest companies, and sometimes it’s from a company that insures vehicles in your state only. Get at least three quotes, and if you can afford it, don’t skimp on auto insurance coverages like uninsured motorist, comprehensive, and collision that will save you money in the event of an incident.
Education and Background
In addition to writing for AutoInsurance.com, Maya is a communication fellow for North Carolina Sea Grant, where she distills peer-reviewed research into succinct blog posts tailored to audiences who will apply knowledge and insights in the field. She also co-authored a report on post-pandemic employee mindset shifts and implications for leaders and organizations for the management consulting firm Insigniam. In addition, you can find Maya’s work on Security.org.
Previously, Maya worked at the consulting startup Vivovii, creating research-based mobile app courses for individuals seeking professional growth. She also worked in communications and marketing at Insigniam. Maya holds an MFA in fiction from North Carolina State University and a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work, Maya enjoys working on her novel and short stories, following professional women’s soccer, and attending live indie music concerts.