Maia 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 then stock assessment programs at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) before joining the PhD program at SAFS in fall 2018. Her work emphasizes 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 a collaboration between the NWFSC, AFSC and the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans (Canada). Maia’s PhD work is supported by a NMFS-Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellowship.
See her Google Scholar for a current publications list.