Mariah Draper Calagione, class of 1993

Mariah Draper Calagione grew up in Milford, Delaware, with her three siblings. Her father, Tom Draper, owned WBOC-TV and radio stations. Her mother, Rachel Grier-Reynolds, was a licensed social worker. Calagione attended public schools in Delaware before entering Northfield Mount Hermon School in the ninth grade. She followed in her father’s footsteps and graduated from Brown University in 1993 with her A.B. in public policy. She and her then-boyfriend, Sam Calagione, decided to open a brewpub shortly after graduation. With location and naming suggestions from their fathers, the two opened Dogfish Head Brewing in Delaware, and married shortly thereafter. They have two children, Sam, Brown University class of 2022, and Grier.

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