Name: Margaret Edwards
Years of Participation: Fall 2020 & Summer 2019 intern
What was the most valuable thing you learned or accomplished in the program?
Throughout my time at the ACLU of Maine, I have been inspired by the organization’s ability to engage on the front lines of so many different issues that Mainers face. Each staff member’s dedication to push the boundaries and fight for what they believe in has taught me so much about the importance of always moving the ball forward, no matter what.
What do you do outside of your work at the ACLU?
I recently graduated from Tufts University, where I studied political science with a focus on American politics and the intersection of gender, education, and sexism. In addition to my work with the ACLU, I am working as a research associate at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in their Safe Home Care Project. Outside of the work week, I can normally be found exploring Maine’s coastline with my family and our two rescue dogs, playing with clay in the studio, or reading a book by the fireplace.
What are your plans for the future?
In the next year or two, I am planning on attending law school. While I am not quite sure what the future will hold, I am dedicated to working in public interest law. At the moment, I am particularly interested in the relationship between the global climate crisis and migration. I am excited to continue engaging with different avenues of advocacy to further learn how to institute change in our communities.