…to get to a place where you could love anything you chose – not to need permission for desire – well now, that was freedom.Toni Morrison
Mariam is a recent graduate of University of California – Davis, School of Law and she’s born and raised in San Jose California. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of San Francisco.
Mariam has made her career centered around advocating for underprivileged communities in California. While in undergrad, she was a public policy intern for Supervisor Sandra Fewer. She learned that public policy’s primary goal is to help a vast number of people who may be suffering from injustice, whether socially or economically.
When she came to law school, she joined the Family Protection Clinic at her school, where she saw the systematic issues within our family court and Title IX process. Through the clinic, she helped low-income survivors of domestic violence through the restraining order process and students in Title IX hearings.
After law school, she was a post bar law clerk at the Children’s Law Center. Where she learned quickly in a fast-paced environment how dependency courts in California work and how to best represent the children within the foster care system. Her representation went beyond the courtroom and included advocating for her client’s mental & physical health, housing, or educational needs.
In her down time she loves to go on a nice run, cook with her friends, and read fantasy novels.