Maya and Tiny first met when Maya was assigned two class periods per day in the "Rubber Room". Tiny was already friends with Grace Cardinal, and Maya's former friend Zig Novak. Maya soon asked Grace to help her fit in with her new peers, and was then invited to hangout with their group, begining a friendship bewteen the two. When Maya discovers that both he and Zig are in a gang, she is deeply concerned and wants to help them get out of that lifestyle. Eventually with her help, Tiny is introduced to a gang interventionalist, following the arrest of his older brother, and gang leader, Vincent Bell. When Tiny gets stabbed in a fight with Damon Carter, Maya is seen bringing donuts to his hospital room along with Zig. The two are often shown to playfully tease eachother and support eachother. They have never had a personal conflict, and they remained friends after she broke up with his best friend.
In Better Man, Tiny and Maya are seen to hanging out at a picnic table outside of the school.
In You Are Not Alone, Maya sneaks up behind Tiny at his locker, surprising him, and making him remark that's she's scary for a little girl. He asks her what she wants. She then asks for him to let Zig out of the gang. He doesn't answer and ignores her question, clearly not wanting to discuss the matter in public. She then hands him an envelope filled with $300 and says that it should cover the drugs Zig had in his backpack. He asks who she robbed, and she explains it is her saved up birthday money from the past several years. She then simply says Zig is out of the gang. He says okay, on one condition - to never sneak up on him again. He smiles at her and walks off.
In How Bizarre, they are seen in the rubber room together, along with Grace and Zig.
In If You Could Only See, Tiny, Grace and Zig are in class when Maya walks in. She starts talking about how she's worried about Miles and they make fun of her because he's gay. After Maya has her nightmare in class Tiny looks worried about her.
In Can't Stop This Thing We Started, Grace, Tiny, Maya and Zig were in the rubber room Maya and Grace were arm wrestling and Tiny was watching and then Tiny and Maya were both watch Zig and Grace arm wrestle and Zig loses and later Tiny, Maya, Zig and Grace were walking in the hallway and Zig found out that Tiny made a gif of him losing to Grace so Zig slams Tiny on the locker and Maya had a shocked look and later Tiny and Maya with Zig and Grace were at Maya's house and Grace almost gives Zig a homemade tattoo and Zig said let it cover my sleeves and Tiny said you don't wear sleeves and Maya gives Tiny a high five.
- Both are friends with Zig Novak and Grace Cardinal.
- Both were in the Rubber Room.
- Both have graduated as part of the Class of 2016.