Maia Weinstock loves science and has dedicated her adult life to sharing the amazing universe with the world. She grew up fascinated by science and the essential questions that an interest in science inspires: Why do things exist the way they do and how do they come to be the way they are? That led her to study human biology in college- and consider several other paths, from astronomy to design. A summer internship at a children's magazine introduced her to science writing, and she's spent her career writing, researching, editing stories and news about science and technology- even making short cartoons.
You may also know of Maia's work on her hobby: making LEGO minifigures. After building a minifigure of a scientist friend, Maia decided to focus on scientists working today- who are also on Twitter- to help connect everyday people with science. Recently, Maia made headlines when LEGO announced that they would be putting her "Women of NASA" minifigure set - including "Hidden Figure" Katherine Johnson and astronaut Sally Ride- into production.