Maggie Seymour was born and raised in central Illinois. She attended Loyola University Chicago where she graduated in 2007 with a BA in Political Science. She was commissioned into the US Marine Corps in 2007 and became an intelligence officer in 2008. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 and then to Afghanistan in 2011. She served as the course director and instructor for the Air Intelligence Officer Course and then deployed to Kuwait in 2016. She is a graduate of Expeditionary Warfare School and Command and Staff College through Marine Corps University.
Maggie left active duty in 2017 and transitioned to the reserves. As part of that transition, Maggie ran from San Diego to Virginia Beach to raise money and awareness for nonprofit organizations serving veterans, gold star families, and special needs athletes.
A lifelong student, Maggie graduated from Norwich University in 2010 with an MA in Military History and is currently in the dissertation phase of a PhD in International Studies at Old Dominion University. Her research focuses on the use of soft power to combat terrorism since 2001.
"My mission is to remove barriers and increase veterans’ access to medical marijuana. Those barriers, whether social stigma or legal restrictions, negatively affect veterans health with no significant advantage. Congress and the Veterans Affairs administration must move to made medical marijuana readily available, and legal, to veterans and servicemembers as quickly as possible."