Maria Praeli - Washington DC

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Maria Praeli - Washington DC

Maria Praeli is the Government Relations Manager at FWD.us where her work focuses on managing federal campaigns, Congressional engagement, and working in national coalitions to advance immigration policy. Maria moved to the United States from Peru when she was five years old and grew up as an undocumented immigrant. She has dedicated her professional career to fighting for pro-immigrant federal policies and centers her personal experience as an undocumented individual in her work.

Prior to joining FWD.us, Maria was the deputy director at Mi Familia Vota Nevada for the 2016 election where she worked on initiatives to build broad community partnerships and drive stronger voter turnout. Maria graduated magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University in 2016 and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa international honors society.

Maria loves to go on long outdoor runs, try new foods, and is always in the search of the perfect donut.