Mimi Marziani has an extensive background in civil rights advocacy and nonprofit management, plus expertise in election law. Prior to her role as President of the Texas Civil Rights Project, Ms. Marziani led voting rights efforts for multiple political organizations, including running the first coordinated, statewide voter protection program for progressive candidates in Texas in 2014. Before moving to Texas, Ms. Marziani worked as Counsel for the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City, where she litigated election law cases in federal courts across the country. A nationally recognized expert in election law, Ms. Marziani is regularly featured in the press and as a public speaker. She is a teacher and a mentor for young lawyers, serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and the NYU School of Law Board of Trustees. Ms. Marziani graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law, and has a B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt.