Maureen James’ areas of interest range from carbon sequestration, machine learning for rock physics and seismic modelling. After earning her bachelors in science, She worked as a production geoscientist for two years where she performed seismic interpretation and analysis to optimize oil recovery from prolific reservoirs in Niger Delta, Nigeria. With the world’s current need to reduce its carbon footprint, her major focus is in understanding the impact of CO2 in the subsurface, its impact on rocks, flow simulation, and geochemical and geomechanical alterations that occur during CO2 storage using time-lapse seismic modelling. She is passionate about the girl-child and bridging the intersection between academia and under-represented groups to promote diversity.