As a Faculty Member, Maurya D. Cockrell brings experience in higher education leadership, consulting, career management, healthcare administration, and diversity/inclusion.

Maurya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Management from Saint Louis University with a minor in Theological Studies and a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Human Resources Management. She is currently attending Logan University in pursuit of a Doctorate in Health Professions Education.

Maurya has received additional trainings and certifications including: Evidence-Based Design, Optimal Healing Environments, Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare, Medical Ethics, Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, and Human Resources Consulting.

Maurya is the founder of YKNOT Consulting, LLC. YKNOT Consulting, LLC is a consulting firm that focuses on career management and diversity programming through a millennial lens.

As St. Louis’ Gen Y and Side Hustle Whisperer, she aims to serve as the Gen Y catalyst for workforce evolution with values grounded in equity and inclusion. Maurya became a published author in February 2018, sharing her journey of millennial entrepreneurship.

Maurya is grounded by her values in servant, holistic, and transformational leadership. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and volunteering as an ombudsman.