Mary earned a B.A. in Spanish and political science from Denison, and she holds a graduate paralegal certificate from Texas State University. She returned to Denison in 1997 after working for more than 20 years in the special events and convention management field. Mary has served as director of special events and donor relations, and added to her responsibilities during the spring of 2016 was the role of interim director of Alumni Relations. In the summer of 2016, she was appointed as director of Denison's newly structured Office of Alumni and Family Engagement.