Miriam Enriquez McDivitt

Class of 1997

Miriam Enriquez McDivitt

Since graduating from SBA, Miriam attended George Mason University and graduated with a BA in History and Spanish and a minor in Latin American Studies. She then attended the The Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law on a full tuition scholarship.
In January of 2016, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney appointed Miriam as Director of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Prior to joining the Office of Immigrant Affairs, Miriam served as City Councilman-at-Large Dennis M. O’Brien’s Director of Legislation and Policy where she was instrumental in crafting and passing many pieces of legislation to improve the lives of Philadelphia residents including landmark legislation to protect immigration services consumers in the City. This legislation has since served as a model for other jurisdictions in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Texas.
Prior to her work on City Council, Miriam served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for seven years. She advocated for countless victims and successfully prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases, impacting every city neighborhood. Miriam was a pioneer prosecutor in the Gun Violence Task Force, where she fought tirelessly against gun trafficking in Philadelphia.
Miriam married her husband in 2008 and they have three daughters (5 1/2) (4) (18 months).