An Illinois native, Maggie Simmering began working with Open Doors Academy in September 2020 as an In-Person Programming Coordinator at Citizens Leadership Academy East. Currently, she is a Middle School Campus Coordinator at E Prep Woodland Hills. Maggie graduated from The College of Wooster where she studied Anthropology and French & Francophone Studies. During her time in college, she lived in France to continue her studies.
Prior to working at ODA, Maggie spent time as a youth specialist at a domestic violence shelter where she planned and led activities to assist children in healing. It was during this time that she became inspired to work with youth to create positive relationships and meaningful connections. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, spending time with her dog and cat, and playing board games with her friends and family.