A graduate student in Sustainable International Development at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Mary is excited to integrate classroom knowledge with field experience. Originally from Chicago, she’s found second homes in different places throughout the world. Though she’s worked with communities both in the US and abroad, Latin America holds a special place in her heart, and she enjoys the continual push to live and learn with communities, and improve her relationship with the Spanish language. After living/volunteer teaching in the Dominican Republic, Mary knew that she wanted to work with and for communities in holistic & community-driven development. With a background in a wide variety of experiences (like teaching, construction management, and entrepreneurship), Mary’s come to believe that community development involves working with and for the community in order to reduce the complex issues and root problems across all spectrums – health, infrastructure, politics, education, economic, social, and environmental – that continually keep communities from reaching higher & lasting potentials.
A Few Words About Mary
Holistic Community-Led Development96%
Drinking Coffee/Exploring New Cities and Towns50%
(Avoiding) Writing her Master's thesis35%
Action & Reflection96%