12 (beginning of series)
Katy Hart (mother)
Maya is Riley Matthews' best friend. Maya isn't one of the best students in school, yet she still looks up to Cory Matthews as a father figure, having never met her real father. Maya is witty and is “absolutely magnetic in attracting or intimidating the people in her sphere as she cares to." However, she is deeply loyal to Riley, as Riley is to her. Maya lives with her mother.