Dr. Taylor Maavara is a postdoctoral fellow in Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale, working with Pete Raymond to develop a dissolved organic matter model for the Connecticut River watershed. 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 began a postdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, 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.