Prior to law school, Cecilia worked as a staffer for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. As a law student, she interned at the Civil Rights Division, Capital Appeals Project, and the Office of the Pardon Attorney, and for Magistrate Judge S. Pamela Gray of the D.C. Superior Court. She also served as a student attorney for the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic, and as Notes Editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy.
Cecilia received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2018. She holds a B.A. in English and History from Mills College, and an M.Phil in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge.