Mariangela Sullivan holds a B.A. from Yale University, where she wrote her undergraduate thesis on the topic of memory-altering psychotropic drugs and public policy, and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Among her interests in law school were litigation, public service, and governance. A former high school teacher, while in law school she represented juveniles in St. Joseph County Court as a public defender. She is currently clerking for Justice Richard Dollinger of the Supreme Court of New York.