Maxine J. Levin is a retired federal Soil Scientist, the National Leader for Soil Interpretations with the National Soil Survey Center, Soil Science Division, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Beltsville, MD, Lincoln, NE, and Washington, D.C. She started at UMD ENST in January 2019 as an Adjunct Lecturer, University of Maryland teaching introductory soils for the Spring semester. She has worked as a soil chemistry technician, soil survey mapper, soil correlator, and soil interpretations specialist with the National Cooperative Soil Survey in California, Maryland, New Jersey, Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, and Utah. She was the principal investigator and author for the City of Baltimore Soil Survey, the 2nd all-urban soil survey of the US after Washington D.C. which has led to continuous input since 1988 in Urban-related soil projects throughout the US and input to IUSS Soils of Urban, Industrial, Transportation and Military Areas Committee internationally. She was the 2019-2020 Chair elect Pedology Division, Soil Science Society of America. In 2019 she assisted in running 2 major academic Pedology field tours-- University of Alaska Permafrost-All Alaska tour Anchorage-Denali-Fairbanks-Pardoe Bay July 11-24, 2019 and World Reference Base Soil Classification Field Review Ulanbataar Mongolia July 28-August 12, 2019.