Born in Butcher’s Hill right here in the 46th District, Paris is a lifelong Baltimorean who is passionate about the future of our City and the Democratic Party. Paris strongly believes that we need more women and young people involved in the political process, which is why she is running for the Democratic State Central Committee at the age of 25.
Paris is a graduate of Emerge Maryland, a candidate training program that identifies and encourages Democratic women to run for office. Most recently, she worked to recruit thousands of callers and canvassers for the Hillary For America campaign as a Volunteer Team Leader for the Baltimore region. After the 2016 Presidential election, Paris decided to get off the sidelines and to put her name on the ballot.
Paris earned her Bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Women’s Studies from The George Washington University. While at GW, she was a member of the Elizabeth Somers Women’s Leadership Program, a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, and President of the school’s pro-choice student organization. During her undergraduate years, Paris began honing her political skills by interning for political organizations that work to advance women’s rights, including EMILY’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the National Women’s Political Caucus. She also volunteered for several local and national campaigns and worked as an intern in U.S. Senator Ben Cardin’s office.
After college, Paris began working as the National Programs Director of the National Women’s Political Caucus. In this position, she had the opportunity to work with female Congressional candidates from all around the country and to advocate for important Democratic issues, like access to reproductive healthcare and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. In her spare time, she decided to re-start the Maryland Women’s Political Caucus to support progressive women candidates running in Maryland.
Paris lives in Fells Prospect and is looking forward to pursuing graduate study at the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work in Baltimore City this fall. In her free time, Paris enjoys playing ice hockey in Patterson Park, going to trivia nights at different restaurants around the district, and, of course, cheering on the O’s.