Dr. Christine Maietta is the Assistant Director of Education at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and an Assistant Research Scientist in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland. Christine has contributed to many projects since joining the SESYNC organization in 2015. She assisted with the production of the three-part "Introduction to Socio-Environmental Synthesis" video series, led the organization of SESYNC's first international symposium, Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research, and contributed to the management of SESYNC's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and Socio-Environmental Immersion Program. Currently, Christine serves as a science editor and assists the Center’s communications team with the development of educational resources for the broader community. Christine received her PhD in Environmental Science and Technology from the University of Maryland in 2017. As an ecologist, she is interested in the mechanisms that shape the microbial communities of wetland ecosystems and how changes to wetlands can impact ecosystem services, like carbon storage and cycling of nutrients. She continues to explore her academic interest in soil methane cycling and greenhouse gas emissions as a researcher in Dr. Margaret Palmer's research lab.