Mary Ann Maestas joined the ACLU-NM team as a Field Organizer in September 2018. She was born and raised in Santa Fe. She has a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from Smith College. After graduating she headed to Jordan on a Critical Language Scholarship to continue her Arabic language studies. Upon returning home, she joined Earth Care NM’s Food Justice Cadre where she worked in her community to support local food and food access in Santa Fe. After completing two years of service, she joined Earth Care and supported the organization’s youth and family leadership programming. Her experience at Earth Care allowed her to be a part of organizing around issues of social justice and sustainability in her community.