San Francisco Department of Public Health, Jail Behavioral Health and Reentry Services
San Francisco, CA
Maetal is a junior in Leverett House, studying History of Science and Global Health and Health Policy. Originally from San Francisco, California, Maetal’s passion for public service began at a young age as she volunteered in a phone-bank effort against the Defense of Marriage Act, painted children’s faces at the annual PRIDE parade, and spearheaded fundraising events for Make A Wish Foundation. Maetal’s work with the ACLU of Alabama and the USC Shoah Foundation invigorated her passion for fighting injustices of all kinds, specifically regarding the multitude of inequities within the American criminal justice system. She is involved in research on women’s rights in the criminal justice system, as well as HIV treatment in South Africa.
After college, Maetal plans to attend medical school and hopes to continue to pursue her passions for criminal justice and women's rights. On campus, Maetal enjoys being a Diversity Peer Educator, a CONTACT peer counselor, a member of the Queer Advisory Council, an officer of the Harvard College Project for Justice, playing club soccer, dancing in Expressions Dance Company, and spending as much time as she can outdoors.