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Maia Weinstock
Maia Weinstock is an editor, writer, and producer of science and children's media. She is the deputy editor at MIT News, the news outlet of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, Maia served as the editorial director and news director at BrainPOP, an educational content provider, and as an editor and reporter for outlets such as Discover,, Aviation Week & Space Technology, and Scholastic's Science World. Maia is a strong advocate for girls and women, particularly in the areas of science, technology, politics, and athletics. She writes on diversity in STEM media and on the history of women in STEM, and is currently working on a biography of Mildred Dresselhaus, forthcoming from the MIT Press. She is internationally known for her LEGO projects including Women of NASA, a LEGO Ideas-winning and Amazon best-selling toy; the Legal Justice League, a set featuring the women of the U.S. Supreme Court; and Scitweeps, a collection of scientist and engineer minifigures. Maia has also been an MIT lecturer on the history of women in STEM and led efforts to increase the participation and representation of women on Wikipedia. She enjoys collecting and promoting scientific artwork and watching and creating documentary film. Additional vital stats: Cantabrigian. Night owl. Contralto. INFJ. Throws right, bats left. Glass half-full.

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