Some of her favorite horror films include The Shining (1980), Halloween (1978) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
Her first paid gig in acting was being in a commercial for Pizza Hut.
Once had her own clothing line called Airbound Apparel while she was training for kiteboarding in the Dominican Republic city of Cabarete, and most of the proceeds went to the local charities. What inspired her to begin the line was the children she had met and become close with while practicing kiteboarding.
She is also a professional kiteboarder.
After seeing her performances in The Guest (2014) and It Follows (2014), many fans and film enthusiasts have come to consider Maika a 'Scream Queen' of the current generation, though Maika isn't a fan herself of the label.
Has a major phobia about knives.