Maci was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She graduated summa cum laude from Howard University with a B.A. in Criminology.
As a Baltimore native, Maci has long been familiar with the particular devastation mass incarceration inflicts on a community. While watching her family and friends needlessly lose years off of their lives, disappeared to the periphery of society, she recognized very early on the urgency of challenging these conditions.
As a high school student, she was unrelenting in her resistance against Baltimore City’s enduring school-to-prison pipeline. With the Baltimore Algebra Project, a youth-run non-profit organization championing educational equity, she worked as an organizer and tutor. It was during this time that her passion for community advocacy was nurtured and she began to attend school board meetings and protests demanding humane learning conditions for school districts serving black low-income students.
At Howard University, Maci’s passion for advocacy remained unfettered. As a student, she interned at a local law firm in Baltimore City representing low-income clients charged with criminal offenses. She also worked with the American Civil Liberties Union on sex work decriminalization efforts and LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination policy. Central throughout these experiences was her desire to protect marginalized people from being unjustly exposed to state-sanctioned cruelty.
At Georgetown Law, Maci hopes to explore the restorative possibilities of justice. With a revolutionary optimism, she commits herself to challenging oppressive systems and defending the humanity and dignity of those who have been subjugated by them. In pursuit of this goal, she intends to find a career in public defense.
In her free time, you’ll find Maci making friendship bracelets and watching game shows with her family.