Mary joined The College of Global Studies with a background as an editorial assistant for a regional newspaper serving Bucks and Eastern Montgomery counties in November 2011. She earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing—Fiction from Arcadia University in 2013 and a B.A. in Journalism and Spanish from Temple University in 2010.

As an undergraduate, Mary studied abroad during her entire junior year—one semester in Rome, Italy and one semester in Oviedo, Spain. This combined nine months abroad allowed her to travel extensively within Italy and Spain, as well as to Germany, England, Hungary, France, and Ireland. When she returned to Philadelphia to complete her undergraduate studies, she assisted students as a peer advisor in Temple University’s study abroad offices. She loves to travel and is a passionate advocate for study abroad.