A distinguished researcher at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of pedometrics, demonstrating leadership and service. With a PhD from the University of Sydney in 2020, Dr. Ma has made significant strides in integrating pedology and digital soil mapping. Her innovative use of mechanistic models to decipher soil formation in multiple dimensions showcases her versatility and creative approach in pedometrics. Dr. Ma’s impactful career, spanning various academic and institutional environments in the People’s Republic of China, Australia, and New Zealand, has established her as a respected colleague and integral team member. Her dedication and active involvement in the Pedometrics Commission highlight her commitment to advancing soil science.