Mary is the founding Board Chair of Catholic Mobilizing Network. A graduate of Santa Clara University (SCU) Law School, she practiced water and energy law, and served on teams pursuing capital appeals for men on California’s death row. A member of the Clinical Law Faculty at SCU, Mary later served as Director for Faculty Development in what is now the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education.
Mary studied theology and spirituality at SCU and Washington Theological Union (WTU), earning a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies. She has served pastorally in hospitals and universities for two decades. After studying peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Mary focused her final project at WTU on Catholic Peacebuilding, focusing on circle processes in the context of Kenya’s post-conflict reconciliation. Upon returning to the U.S., she served the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in its conflict with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Currently, Mary serves Georgetown University Law Center as Associate Director for Mission Integration and Adjunct Professor of Law, forming law students, staff and faculty in trauma-informed lawyering and pedagogy. She is the author of the upcoming article Forming Restorative Justice Practitioners: Learning to Make Meaning of our Trauma Exposure Response.