Maya Livio probes at the contact zones between ecosystems and technological systems. Her work spans research, writing, media-making, and curation, and has been featured in The Washington Post, VICE, Vanity Fair, The Institute of Networked Cultures, and NPR, among others. Her interdisciplinary, justice-oriented research and practice have also been supported by venues such as the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, A-Z West, Redline Contemporary Art Center, SUPERCOLLIDER, and Labocine by Imagine Science Films. She has commissioned and programmed new media as Curator of MediaLive, an annual international festival at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), and old media as Curator of the Media Archaeology Lab, a collecting institution for historical technologies.

Livio is the 2024 Researcher-in-Residence at the MAK Center for Art & Architecture in Los Angeles. In 2023, she was awarded the prestigious Caltech-Huntington Residency for her project Salvaging Birds, as well as an American University Research and Innovation Award for undertaking a project at Airlie, the site at which Earth Day was founded. She holds a PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder, MA from the University of Amsterdam, and is Assistant Professor of Climate, Environmental Justice, Media and Communication at American University. 

Livio lives between the California Coastal Sage & Chaparral and Chesapeake Rolling Coastal Plain ecoregions (Los Angeles/DC).