Dr. Tai McClellan Maaz is the newly appointed director of IPNI’s nitrogen program. Prior to the IPNI, Tai was a USDA-NIFA Post-doctoral Fellow at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. She received her Ph.D. in soil science from Washington State University, and her M.S. and B.S. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa-Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences. As a Ph.D. student, she received training in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrated Graduate Education Research Training (IGERT)’s Nitrogen Systems: Policy-oriented Integrated Research and Education (NSPIRE) program. In 2013, she was a recipient of the IPNI Scholar Award.