Maya is working towards her Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry. She grew up in the small town of Vulcan, Alberta and completed her undergrad at the University of Alberta with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. After graduation, she began working for the Biogeochemical Analytical Service Laboratory at the University of Alberta, where she used flow injection analysis to quantify nitrogen and phosphorous content in fresh water. It was during this time that she developed a passion for studying and monitoring the environment. Maya is very excited to be a part of the Styler Group; she hopes her research will aid in solving environmental issues pertaining to our atmosphere. Maya is currently studying the interactions of dust aerosol with atmospheric pollutants.