Mariam received her J.D. from Stanford Law School where she was the recipient of the Gerald Gunther Prize for outstanding performance in Constitutional Law: Fourteenth Amendment and the John H. Ely Prize for outstanding performance in Juvenile Justice and Social Policy. Following graduation, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cheryl L. Pollak of the Eastern District of New York. While at Stanford Law School, Mariam participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic, was a Senior Article Editor and member of the Development Committee on the Stanford Law Review, and conducted research on the impact of California’s Realignment legislation on public defenders throughout California. Mariam published a Note entitled “Solitary Confinement: Can the Courts Get Inmates Out of the Hole?” in the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She interned at The Bronx Defenders and The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Mariam holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University, where she graduated Cum Laude and with distinction in her major.