Mary is the program coordinator at the Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego. A graduate of Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, she was drawn to Fieldstone as a place where she could apply the Wellesley motto of non ministrari sed ministrare—not to be ministered unto, but to minister—to the work of supporting the nonprofit community of San Diego.
Mary’s early career was focused on environmental science and policy with positions at the Council on Environmental Quality in Washington, DC and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM. After completing her PhD in chemistry at Stanford University, she took time off from paid work to raise her twin sons and to help out in her community. In the past ten years, she has served in many leadership roles as a volunteer supporting local education foundations and youth sports leagues. Her roles have included volunteer coordinator, event planner, sponsorship coordinator, social media coordinator, and foundation president. In 2020, Mary earned a certificate from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance for completing The Equity Journey and was certified in Foundations of Racial Equity by the USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences, RISE San Diego, and FLNSD.