Past Graduate Student
Maia (she/her/hers) received her MSc in Marine Biology from the University of Hawaii (2016) and BSc in Environmental Science from UC Berkeley (2014). She worked in the the Life History and Stock Assessment programs at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) before joining the PhD program at SAFS in fall 2018. Her work emphasized the importance of correctly specifying spatial processes in assessment models when performing management strategy evaluation, with a focus on the Pacific sablefish stock. This project is an ongoing collaboration between the NWFSC, AFSC and the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans (Canada). Maia’s PhD work was supported by a NMFS-Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellowship.
In 2021, Maia joined the Status of Stocks and Multispecies Assessments program at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) in Seattle as a federal Research Mathematical Statistician. She defended her dissertation in June 2023.
See her Google Scholar for a current publications list.