Speaker Profile

Mary Small

Policy Director
Detention Watch Network
Mary is responsible for leading DWN’s research, policy analysis, legal and congressional and administrative advocacy in strategic ways to dismantle the US’s detention industry. She also helps anchor the #DefundHate campaign ( Mary loves doing policy work that is informed by and accountable to the deep and rich expertise of the entire Network. Outside of work and true to her southern roots, Mary’s basic motto is: Love people; cook them tasty food. She also enjoys hiking, backpacking, and generally getting away from her computer screen.