Megan Mack leads the strategic development and execution of Acacia’s comprehensive federal policy advocacy, and has spent more than two decades advocating for immigrants’ rights and legal reform. She joins Acacia from the Vera Institute of Justice, where she led the Immigration Hub and an initiative focused on ending immigration detention. Before that, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to lead the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security, where she worked with diverse stakeholders to uphold civil rights laws. Megan has also served as director of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration, leading efforts to ensure fair and unbiased treatment for immigrants and refugees, and overseeing offices providing legal representation and rights information to adults and children across the U.S. She has also represented immigrants directly. Megan received an A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University, an M.A. in art history from the University of Chicago; and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she received the National Association of Women Lawyers Award for academic and community achievement. She is based in Washington, D.C.