Ms. Bell joined the staff of MPP in December 2015 as a legislative analyst. In addition to her responsibilities as general counsel, she is MPP’s point person in New Jersey and Maryland and assists with the organization’s 2018 ballot initiative campaign work. Prior to joining MPP, she worked as a criminal defense attorney based in Baltimore, Maryland, where she witnessed first-hand how the racially disparate enforcement of prohibition warps the relationships between police and the communities they serve. Ms. Bell graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Beginning Year: 2015