My name is Maija, I am 17 and a student at Glenwood Springs High School. I have been a DJ for almost 4 years. My favorite genre is rock/folk, though I find myself playing a lot of Reggae and World Music (especially Latin American Music) on my shows. At home I usually listen to Hip Hop, but when I study I usually listen to traditional Andean Music. I love being part of AZYEP because it has given me a place to discover my voice and to connect with amazing people who are always there to encourage me (Beth and Stacy I am talking about you). As well as new friends who are passionate about music and the community. I feel very blessed to have been in the Mentor Program and work with younger DJs as well as to being able to design my own Public Affairs shows and speak on issues I feel passionate about. This program has given me so much in my life, and as I am starting to write my college essays, I’ve been finding myself bringing up the program. AZYEP has truly shaped who I am and I can’t imagine my life without it.


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