Mulugeta was born and raised in metro Atlanta and grew up in a large immigrant family. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in public health and a minor in applied social and economic justice. Following graduation, Maylott taught 6th grade social studies at Title I schools for two years in Memphis, Tennessee. She moved back to Atlanta in 2015 and worked alongside Southern organizers at SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW fighting for and with women of color and LGBTQI folks for reproductive freedom. Maylott currently works as the Health Manager in the community engagement department at the United Way of Greater Atlanta. In this current role, she oversees both the CHOICE Neighborhoods and AmeriCorps federal grants, manages the organization’s women’s health portfolio, and supports in grant-making and technical assistance for over 40 health partners in 13 metro Atlanta counties. Maylott is also currently pursuing her Master of Public Health degree at Georgia State University – focusing on health behavior, education, and program evaluation research.