Josie Mace currently serves as the Outreach Chair for MRAYD. She is a lifelong Democrat who grew up in the City of Richmond and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Josie moved out of state after college to work on a congressional re-election campaign in the suburbs of Chicago, then to Washington, DC to attend American University’s School of Public Affairs — where she graduated with her Master of Public Policy in 2014.

Josie has been back in Richmond for several years — fighting for equality for all and to lift the voices of the disenfranchised. She currently works as the policy associate for a statewide advocacy organization, where she educates and lobbies Virginians on various issues, such as health care access, economic opportunity, and criminal justice reform. She is a 2015 graduate of Emerge Virginia, an organization that trains Democratic women to run for elected office. Josie also sits on the Task Force for the Establishment of a Human Rights Commission in the City of Richmond.

In addition to her policy expertise, Josie freelances as a makeup artist and loves music, karaoke, and running. She is a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma and still actively advises undergraduate sisters.

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