Interim Senior Program Manager

MaryRose Mazzola

Interim Senior Program Manager


MaryRose Mazzola advances the Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s mission to increase women’s political representation through managing organization-wide programs, strategic grant making, candidate training, and research projects.

Prior to joining Team Lee, MaryRose served as Senior Advisor on Mayor-elect Michelle Wu’s campaign, as Chief of Staff to State Senator Barry Finegold, and as Senator Finegold’s Chief Strategist and Campaign Manager. From 2016-2018, she was the Executive Director of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council, the City of Boston’s public-private initiative dedicated to closing gender and racial wage gaps.

In addition to her work at the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, MaryRose currently serves as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Merrimack College Women’s and Gender Studies Department, where she teaches gender and immigration law. She earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in 2021, a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2015, and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the Merrimack College Honors Program in 2012.


“Those closest to the pain should be closest to the power.” -Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley