Dr. Maya Reimi is a paleoclimatologist and isotope geochemist. She received her PhD from Texas A&M University working with Dr. Franco Marcantonio. For her dissertation she used radiogenic isotope ratios (Nd, Pb, U, Th) to understand changes in dust provenance and ocean water masses in the central Pacific, over the most recent glacial cycles. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Ocean Science at UCSC, working with Dr. Christina Ravelo. Her current research centers around understanding the changes in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool during the Pliocene and early Pleistocene, using Mg/Ca in foraminifera as well as oxygen and carbon isotopes to reconstruct ocean temperature, salinity, and ice volume changes.