Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Stories of Success

Fadji Zaouna Maina

Fadji Zaouna Maina is an Earth scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She is the first Nigerian woman to work for NASA, where she studies the effects of climate change on water resources, focusing on interpretation of satellite data and development of mathematical models. Starting from the University of Fez, in Morocco, she traveled to France, Italy, and California, contributing to key researches on water sustainability. She joined DICA during 2017-2018, contributing to the European Project “We-need” with a focus on groundwater flow and contaminant transport processes. In 2020 she has been included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Her wish is to find solutions to water related problem in her home country.
To learn more about Fadji’s career, visit her website