Maha has a Ph.D. in science communication and Master of Biotechnology from the University of Malaya and a B.Sc in Microbiology from Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is a renowned science communicator in the agribiotechnology field and was listed as the world’s 100 most influential people in biotechnology by Scientific American Worldview 2015. She is also listed in the honorific list of Women in Biotechnology Law and Regulation as part of the Biotechnology Law Report 2015 published by Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Maha won the 2010 Third World Academy of Science Regional Prize for Public Understanding of Science for East, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Region. Maha developed the 1 st science communication training module for scientists in Malaysia and established the Asian Short Course on Agribiotechnology, Biosafety Regulations, and Communication. She published chapters, papers, and articles on science/biotech communication and biotechnology development. She is an advisor on biotechnology for the state government; and Industry Advisory Panel for seven universities. Maha is also on the advisory board for Cornell Alliance for Science, Farming Future Bangladesh, and Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation for women. Maha is listed as a speaker on the Economic Bureau Biotechnology Outreach Fund under the US State Department Economic Bureau Agriculture Policy Office.