Mae was born and raised in western Massachusetts. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University in 2019 with a BA in Comparative Government and a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies. At Wesleyan Mae received the Scott Prize for excellence in a modern language for her Arabic language skills.
While at Wesleyan, Mae was President of Wesbuds, a student group aiming to promote inclusion for community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She was also on the board of the Wesleyan Refugee Project, where she worked to fundraise, advocate, and provide direct services for refugees and displaced people. She also acted as both Campus Coordinator and tutor for Paper Airplanes, a D.C.-based nonprofit that organizes student tutors for Syrian refugees.
After college Mae worked for two years as an Employment Coach for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Best Buddies in Boston, Massachusetts. She provided direct services to clients by assisting them with job searches, job coaching, and long-term employment support. This work followed her long commitment to the organization: Mae served as a leader of her local Best Buddies Friendship chapters from 2011 through 2019, and remains a member of Best Buddies Living today. She is dedicated to making full integration and equality for individuals with disabilities a reality.
Mae is interested in using her time at Georgetown to explore the intersection between race, disability, and incarceration. She spent her 1L summer working at the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project representing individuals incarcerated in Massachusetts state prisons at disciplinary hearings. Mae will work her 2L summer at Rights Behind Bars in Washington, DC. While in law school, Mae also volunteers at the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, where she works on compassionate release claims.
Mae is passionate about reforming the United States’s criminal justice system and advocating for individuals in prison. She is excited to learn and grow as an advocate while at Georgetown Law.