Maggie Holland is an Associate Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. Her scholarly interests rest, at a most fundamental level, on the intersections between rural livelihoods, land use dynamics, governance, and conservation strategies. To date, the majority of her research has situated itself in Latin America, with an added layer of focus on forests. She collaborates actively with economists, geographers, conservation biologists, as well as conservation and development practitioners.