Mara Silvers graduated from Helena High School in Helena, Montana. She was captain of the varsity tennis team, vice president of Ambiance Choir and a member of the Student Council and the Gay Straight Alliance. As a Planned Parenthood Teen Council Member, Mara testified at public hearings and at the 2011 State Legislature in opposition of House Bill 456 and drafted a letter to the school board in support of a new health curriculum. She was the student representative for both the Helena Board of Trustees and the Helena Education Foundation, where she encouraged teachers to apply for grants that would allow students to engage in service learning. Mara also acted and mentored young children at Grandstreet Theater.