With rich experience spanning all three branches of government, Maria Price has developed a keen insight and clear understanding of the inner workings of Washington and the various interests that drive institutional decision-making. She’s known for her extensive relationships among private, public, and nonprofit stakeholders, and for leveraging that network toward advancing shared legislative and public policy agendas.
Prior to joining Raben, Maria served as legislative counsel for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), focusing on issues in the purview of the Senate Judiciary Committee; Homeland Security Committee; Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. She was responsible for developing the legislative strategy for a number of Senator Gillibrand’s signature pieces of legislation and helped lead some of the office’s landmark policy work, including the senator’s trailblazing efforts on sexual harassment, sexual assault forced arbitration, gun trafficking, and voting rights. Maria also managed nominations, contributing to the successful confirmation of a number of presidential appointments.
Earlier in her career, Maria held roles with the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Maria is a proud graduate of Howard University School of Law and Spelman College, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.