Maitre is a graduate of the MFA program in Film & Media Arts at Temple University. A filmmaker who has produced nearly 20 independent and commercial projects, and a media professional who has extensive experience in post-production workflow as both an editor and filmmaker, Maitre's independent film work focuses on international collaborative efforts for the working poor in Haiti. Her documentary Fishing for the Future features Dr. Valentin Abe (aquaculturist and Fulbright scholar from Cote d'Ivoire working in Haiti) who was named in 2010 by Time Magazine as one of the world's most influential people. Maitre is intimately aware of the nuances and challenges of international co-production and cultural sensitivity.