Maria da Silva
As a Research Associate in the Democracy Program, Maria da Silva focused on the Center’s Fair Courts and Voting Rights and Elections campaigns. Ms. da Silva received her International Bacclaureate from the Armand Hammer United World College and then attended Brown University, where she majored in political science and served as a student coordinator for the university’s women’s center. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. da Silva worked in San Francisco at a civil rights and employment discrimination law practice. She has also worked with both the Public Defender Service of Washington D.C. and the Legal Aid Society of New York criminal defense practices in investigative and paralegal capacities.