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“Our History, Our Truth”

CUP – In Memoriam

CUP Fellows Spotlight Series

I am the Innocence Project’s first Digital Engagement Director. I lead a team that has contributed to 72% growth in digital revenue, 70% growth in the digital community, and the passing of dozens of wrongful conviction reform laws. I am most proud of leading digital advocacy efforts that helped stop the execution of Rodney Reed, an innocent person on death row.

I developed people-centered storytelling skills during President Barack Obama’s 2012 election campaign and in MSNBC’s newsroom. I graduated from Brown University in 2011 and was among a few seniors recognized with a Joslin Award for outstanding contributions to student life. My mother Adela Cepeda, a Colombian-American and finance executive, raised me alongside my sisters Alexis and Laura in Chicago. In 1995, my father Albert Maule, a well-regarded attorney and civic leader passed away from cancer. My great-grandfather Corneal A. Davis was the longest serving black Illinois House of Representatives member. Check out my work and media.

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