Maoya is a postdoctoral researcher with the Quantitative Ecosystem Dynamics Lab at UC Berkeley, in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.

As an ecohydrologist, Maoya combines physical and eco-evolutionary theory with data science to understand how vegetation interacts with environmental change and couples water, carbon, and energy cycles from the soil, the leaves, and to the biosphere.

Maoya is passionate about interdisciplinary research and developing tractable and trustworthy tools to empower nature-based climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions.