Born in Massachusetts, Mary grew up in the small town of Marblehead. She first became involved with political campaigns during her senior year of high school when she volunteered on the victorious 2012 campaign for Senator Elizabeth Warren. She was drawn to the fast-paced campaign environment and went on to study Urban and Environmental Policy at Occidental College in Los Angeles with the hopes of more political work in the future.
While in school, Mary interned with the Los Angeles Unified School District in the Sustainability Initiatives Department, helping with outreach campaigns and communications materials. She also interned with the Service Employees International Union during the 2014 midterm elections, working with labor leaders and union members to elect progressive Los Angeles candidates.
After graduating college Mary worked with Tell That Story Creative Campaigning as a campaign organizer on City Council and School Board races in Los Angeles. Mary joined TBWB in 2018 and enjoys the opportunity to work with school districts, cities, counties and others to run effective, meaningful campaigns. Mary currently lives in Oakland and in her free time likes to hang out at Lake Merritt, go for a hike and swim in the ocean.