On this site, I’m learning, documenting, and sharing things that I find interesting. I hope it will inspire you to do your own research on something that’s of interest to you, and share what you learn with the world!

Have an idea for something you think I might want to do a little research about? Send me a note via the Contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!

About Maia Hansen

Maia currently lives in Seattle, WA, with her partner and a handful of small furry animals. She is an independent consultant for the research community, advising scientific organizations on topics such as big data, enterprise software and data architecture, and technical partnerships.

From 2014 until 2016, Maia served in the Obama Administration as a Presidential Innovation Fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She was the original program lead for NOAA’s Big Data Project, where she worked closely with major cloud service providers to find innovative ways to improve access to NOAA’s vast climate, ocean, and weather data archives.

Maia is originally from Boston, MA, and worked as Senior Software Engineer and Solutions Architect for the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the New York Genome Center, Brightcove, Crimson Hexagon, and Endeca. You can learn more about Maia’s professional background and connect with her at LinkedIn.