Drummond Woodsum Attorney Malina Dumas will be speaking at a Mitchell Institute career development event in March. The theme for this year’s annual MILE II event is “Maine Roots, Global Reach,” and approximately 80 Scholars and Alumni will gather to discuss how Scholars can broaden their horizons to further their personal and professional development. As a Mitchell Scholar alumna from New Sharon, Malina will be speaking about how she accessed numerous opportunities to work and study abroad and how those transformative experiences eventually led her back to a fulfilling career in Maine.
Malina is an associate attorney at Drummond Woodsum where she focuses her practice on tribal governments and tribal entities, counseling them on a variety of topics, including business opportunities and treaty rights. She also advises businesses and municipalities on the laws and regulations that impact cannabis and hemp/CBD markets nationwide. Prior to attending law school, Malina worked as an international development professional in Washington, DC and was a Fulbright Scholar in the Republic of Moldova. She received her Master's degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Russian Language & Literature from Wellesley College. As a college student, Malina interned at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria and studied abroad in Germany and Russia. During her senior year, she was selected to be one of the first Albright Fellows in the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. Malina attended law school at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she received a fellowship to study an Inuit language and learned about the legal frameworks that impact Indigenous people in the Arctic.