About Me

I am an aspiring evolutionary biologist, interested in biogeography, disease ecology, conservation, and natural history collections. My research thus far has spanned herpetology and mammalogy; phylogenetics and morphometrics; and Madagascar and Southeast Asia, always relying heavily on museum collections.

I currently work for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, coordinating COVID-19 contact tracing and assisting with app development and data management. In January (COVID-dependent) I’m headed to Malaysia on a Fulbright grant to study deforestation and sustainable agriculture at Sunway University. I plan to apply to PhD programs in the 2021-2022 cycle.

When I’m not doing science, you can find me biking along the Schuylkill River, struggling through a New York Times crossword, or daydreaming about future travel.


B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, May 2020



You can find me on Twitter, or shoot me an email at maya.juman@aya.yale.edu!

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