Maia Powell

DSSG Student Fellow 2023


Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced

Maia Powell is a Ph.D. candidate in the Applied Mathematics department at the University of California, Merced. Under the advisement of Prof. Arnold Kim, work toward her thesis involves studying the nature of online disagreement and structural differences between different types of speech, as well as the spread of misinformation online. Equity has been a driving force, motivation, and goal throughout her life, and is thus present in both the interests of her personal life and her graduate research. Being born and raised in Colorado, she spent a great deal of time road-tripping and camping with her family in surrounding states. As such, she is thrilled to work on a project concerning the Colorado River Basin!