• MPA, Policy Studies – George Mason University, Fairfax VA
  • BA, Russian and Psychology – Miami University, Oxford OH

Professional experience:

Maura’s professional background includes work as an analyst in the Social Security Disability / Supplementary Security Income program in both Virginia and the District of Columbia; income policy advocacy for the National Coalition for the Homeless; and charitable planned giving for the American Diabetes Association.

Civic activities and volunteer work:

In the community:

  • Member, Thomas Jefferson Working Group (TJWG)
  • Member, South Arlington Working Group (SAWG)
  • Founding member/past Education Committee Chair – Coalition of Arlingtonians for Responsible Development
  • Family Circle Education Program, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
  • Commission on Persons with Disabilities, City of Alexandria

In the schools:

  • Vice President for Academics – Barcroft Elementary PTA
  • Odyssey of the Mind coordinator (4 years) – Barcroft Elementary
  • County Council of PTAs, Representative – Barcroft Elementary
  • County Council of PTAs, Executive Board – current Secretary
  • Member, Jefferson Middle School PTA

In the neighborhood:

  • Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee representative¬† – Alcova Heights
  • Civic Federation delegate – Alcova Heights