Who is Maia Chaka?
Maia Chaka is a famous official in the National Football League, wearing uniform No. 100. She is the first black woman employed as an on-field official by the NFL. Chaka, as a native of Rochester, New York, became the league’s third female on-field official after Shannon Eastin and Sarah Thomas.
Maia Chaka Career
In 2007, Chaka began officiating at high school football games in Virginia. By 2009, she officiated the Virginia State High School Championship Game hosted in Charlottesville, Virginia at UVA Scott Stadium on the campus of the University of Virginia. In 2011, she began officiating Division I football with Conference USA. Chaka later served as an official for the 2012 Fight Hunger Bowl, alongside Thomas. She entered the Officiating Development Program for the NFL, in 2014.
Chaka began working regular season Pac-12 games, in 2018. In 2019, she then began officiating NCAA Division I women’s basketball. In the 2020/2021 Pac-12 season, she was the lead linesman, including at the 2021 Senior Bowl. On March 5, 2021, Chaka received her promotion as an on-field official for the National Football League. Her first NFL game as a line judge was between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets on September 12, 2021.
Education and non-officiating career
In 2000, she graduated from the Edison Career & Technology High School, Rochester. She then graduated from Norfolk State University in 2006. Maia began her career in education as a health and physical education teacher at Virginia Beach Central Academy in 2006 which later became Renaissance Academy.
In 2008, she founded G.E.M.S. (Girls with Empowering Minds and Spirits), a club designed to promote self-esteem, academic achievement, and educational encouragement. After 15 years with Renaissance Academy, she accepted the position of Student Success Coordinator with An Achievable Dream Academy in Virginia Beach, in 2021.
How old is Maia Chaka?
Maia Chaka is aged 41 years as of 2022, having been born in 1981 in Rochester, New York, U.S. She was born the same year as famous people including Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Chris Evans, Meghan Markle, Justin Timberlake, Serena Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julie Gonzalo, Julia Stiles, and Taylor Kitsch, among others.
Maia Chaka Family
Who are Maia Chaka’s parents?
Maia was born in Rochester, New York to her black parents, where she grew up. She has kept information about her family and parents a secret and away from the media.
Does Maia Chaka have siblings?
Chaka was born into a family of three children, with two siblings, an older sister, and a younger brother. She has kept her family information private and no information is known about them.
Maia Chaka Education
Chaka studied at Edison Career &Technology High School in Rochester, graduating in 2000. She then enrolled at Norfolk State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education K-12, in 2006.
Maia Chaka Interests
Chaka founded G.E.M.S. (Girls with Empowering Minds and Spirits) in 2008. This is a club focused on promoting self-esteem, academic achievement, and educational encouragement.
Maia Chaka Boyfriend
Chaka is not married and is currently not in any relationship. She has kept a low profile in her personal life and has not shared any information about her love life with the media.
Maia Chaka Kids
Chaka is still single and focusing on her career and has never been married in her life, therefore does not have any children of her own as of date.
Maia Chaka Height
Chaka has a beautiful, sexy, and well-curved body with an average height of 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m) and moderate weight of 55 kg (121 lbs).
Maia Chaka Net Worth
Chaka, an American official in the National Football League, has been active from 2007 to the present, wearing uniform No. 100. She receives a salary of $205,000 having amassed an accumulative net worth of approximately $300K as of 2022.