Maura grew up in Rhode Island and currently resides on Mercer Island. After graduating from Georgetown University, she served as a volunteer in Haiti. Upon her return to the U.S. she worked in a refugee resettlement in New York City. She graduated from law school at the University of California at Berkeley in 2008, and worked as an immigration attorney until the birth of her first son. Today, Maura is mother to three children and continues to provide pro bono legal representation to immigrants, and is an active volunteer at her children’s schools. She enjoys reading, exercising, cooking and baking.