A native of Kansas City, Mr. Maese arrived in New Orleans in 1998 and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane College in 2002. His interests and areas of study included sociology, philosophy, political science and environmental studies. Prior to joining the CDO staff, Mr. Maese worked at a commercial environmental parasitology laboratory, specializing in waterborne protozoan parasites and related antibody testing kits. Mr. Maese recently completed his master's degree in International Development from Tulane University Law School’s Payson Center for International Development.
At the CDO, Mr. Maese manages and plans recruitment programs for the law school's student body. He is a member of NALP–The Association for Legal Career Professionals and a board member of the New Orleans Legal Recruiting Association (NOLRA).