Maggie Hart is the Communications Director for the Drug Policy Alliance. In this role, Maggie leads media and narrative strategy for campaigns that seek to end the drug war, repair its harms, and advance policies grounded in evidence, health, and shared humanity.
Prior to coming to DPA in 2023, Maggie worked across nonprofits, universities, city government, and basebuilding organizations focused on advocating for the investments in public goods that allow communities to thrive — affordable housing, healthcare, public education, and good-paying jobs. She began her career working in Philadelphia high schools, later moving on to lead communications at a nonprofit that supported survivors of domestic violence. She spent three years as the Communications Director for Philadelphia City Councilmember Kendra Brooks, where she oversaw media campaigns and outreach efforts for legislation that drastically reduced evictions, strengthened worker protections, and expanded mental health first responder units. She has also led communications efforts for numerous grassroots campaigns in Philadelphia, including Helen Gym’s mayoral run.
Maggie has lectured at West Chester University and has a Master’s degree in Education, Culture, and Society from the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Community Action and Social Change. She believes that strategic messaging and thoughtful storytelling are key to ending cycles of harm and building a world that upholds the dignity and health of all people. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer and reading contemporary fiction.