Dr. Taylor Maavara is a Hutchinson postdoctoral fellow in the Yale School of the Environment researching carbon cycling in inland waters. She completed her PhD at the University of Waterloo in Canada in 2017. Her thesis focused on modeling the global changes to nutrient and carbon cycles due to river damming. She then worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California for two years, modeling climate-driven changes to nitrogen cycling in a high altitude watershed in the headwaters of the Colorado River. Outside of science, she is a rock climber and alpinist.