Maia Chaka is ready to make the calls on crucial plays during National Football League games.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — On Friday, Maia Chaka’s life changed forever while making history, breaking barriers by expanding gender and racial equality.
“It’s wonderful to have this opportunity to work for about the highest level,” said Chaka.
She is the first African-American woman hired to officiate in the National Football League. The NFL made the announcement Friday morning.
“You have to go after your dreams and you have to follow them… and if you have a passion for something and you want to follow it, just make sure you’re not compromising your morals and your values. Do you want to get success? Do you want to make sure you’re getting it the right way?” said Chaka.