Maya Weeks is a white settler writer, artist, and geographer from California working on ocean justice with particular attention to climate, pollution, and gender. A first-generation college student, she holds her B.A. in Language Studies (Spanish) from the University of California in Santa Cruz, her M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Mills College, and her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California in Davis. Recent poetry has been published in Paperbark Literary Magazine and recent nonfiction has been published in Zócalo Public Square. A record, Tethers, is out on Full Spectrum Records. She has exhibited at Vague Research Studios and performed at Living Room Light Exchange, the Posthumanities Hub at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and Historical Materialism, among others. Recent artist residencies include Konstepidemin, The Arctic Circle, and Mustarinda. In 2020, her poetry manuscript Myth of the Garbage Patch was shortlisted for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award. Maya lives and works on unceded yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash land.