Maaria Mahmood graduated from Rutgers University, Magna cum laude with a bachelor in Sociology and Political Science. She received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. During law school Maaria focused on advocating for immigrant rights. She interned for the Immigrant Youth Clinic, Safe Horizon Clinic where she prepared asylum applications, and American Friends Service committee where she prepared VAWA and u visa applications. she was a member of the Brooklyn law school immigration society. She held a post graduate fellowship with Safe Horizon Immigration Law Project. She has been employed with Zwaik, Gilbert, & Associates since May 2015.