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Maritza Perez

Drug Policy Alliance

Maritza Perez, Esq. is the Director of the Office of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance in Washington, DC where she leads the organization’s federal legislative agenda and strategy to end the war on drugs. Previously, Maritza was a Senior Policy Analyst for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center for American Progress (CAP) where her portfolio included marijuana policy, policing, and prison and sentencing reform. Prior to joining CAP, Maritza was a Legislative Staff Attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), where she began her legal career as a Soros Justice Fellow advocating for policies to end mass incarceration. Maritza is an alumna of UC Berkeley School of Law and Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program.