Maia grew up in southeast Vermont, where she worked on produce farms during the summer and roamed the forests all year long. She earned her B.S. in Plant Sciences from Cornell University and her M.S. in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Davis. Luckily for us, she returned to New England in 2014, and now lives in Marlborough, NH with her daughter, Anika.
During her spring work with the Harris Center, Maia made the leap from plants to wildlife, mapping potential vernal pools on Harris Center-conserved lands in 2016 and managing migratory amphibian data associated with our Salamander Crossing Brigade citizen science program in both 2016 and 2017.