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Maia is a DJ, scholar, and rose-colored glasses aficionado.

Maia is a DJ, scholar, and rose-colored glasses aficionado.

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Maia Patrick Donohue

“In the family that raised me, neglecting our care of the earth was unthinkable. I’m a poor grad student, but I am a DJ, and I threw a dance party (called The Hot Party) here in Madison, Wisc., and donated the money we collected to Grist and a few other environmental organizations. I support Grist because without you, the world would be lacking in comprehensive, consistent, and reliable stories on the environment. And Grist makes it fun.”

Thanks, Maia. You spin us right round, baby, right round. 

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