Maggie Bornstein was raised on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border on the ancestral homelands of the Wabanaki Confederacy. She is grateful to have lived and learned in Missoula, Montana for the past 5 years, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in African-American studies, women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, and sociology. As a student, Maggie worked to bring state-level representation to the political interests of students and fostered a safe and empowering environment for students with marginalized gender identities as the director of the Gender Equity Resource Center.
Upon graduating from the University of Montana, Maggie has spent time on staff at local and statewide organizations including the YWCA of Missoula, Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, and the Montana Human Rights Network.
Maggie was raised by her mother, Michelle, and shaped by her late sister, Annie. They have inspired her love of talking on the phone, second-hand clothes, and home cooking.