Maisa Rojas is an associate professor for the Department of Geophysics at the University of Chile. She is known as one of Chile’s leading scientists researching climate change. She recently chaired the Scientific Committee for the U.N. Conference on Climate Change (COP25) and has been a key contributor to the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change; currently serving as a coordinating lead author for the forthcoming 6th Assessment Report (AR6). Her research interests include paleoclimatology in the Southern Hemisphere, regional climate modeling, and understanding climate impacts on agriculture and water resources. Rojas earned her undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Chile and Ph.D. in atmospheric physics from the University of Oxford.