Her experience includes senior leadership, administrative, and management positions, such as overseeing development/fundraising, marketing, enrollment management, operations, and student services. She began her career as a primary school teacher at a private school in Bangkok, Thailand before becoming a board member of Trinity College Dublin as the elected president of the postgraduate student body, which represented 5,000 students. Mary later moved to Dhaka, Bangladesh as an entrepreneur in the tech/education startup world and co-designed a learning space that supports individual learning needs through gamification.
She attended the University of Iowa; CIEE-Paris, France; Trinity College Dublin; and Wilkes University. She holds a postgraduate degree in International School Leadership.