Mara D’Amico is a passionate advocate for women’s health, rights and public participation. She currently works at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to ensure all women can access the full range of contraceptive methods in the United States. Mara graduated from the Clinton School of Public Service in 2014, earning a Master of Public Service degree and focusing her field work on coordinated re-entry for returning citizens, support groups for survivors of gender-based violence in Nicaragua and policy relevant to women and girls in Arkansas. She has worked to advance women’s rights internationally, including serving as a McLarty Scholar and the Hillary Rodham Clinton Communications Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She also coordinated policy development on global women’s issues for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Mara graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in International Business and Spanish and served two terms as an AmeriCorps member in Miami, Florida. Originally from Michigan, Mara currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. She is a volunteer crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line, a volunteer with Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia, a board member for Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington, a New Leaders Council DC alumna, and a graduate of the American University Women in Politics Institute WeLead Program.
Scholarship Years: 2015, 2016
- Program Manager, Strategies for Health Equity at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Central Michigan University 10 Within 10 Award. 2016
- Central Michigan University College of Business Outstanding Young Alumni Award. 2016
- Florida Campus Compact VISTA Member of the Year Award. 2011
- New Leaders Council Washington, D.C. Fellow, 2018