Mary graduated from FSU with a BS in Biology in 1991, and from Nova Southeastern College of Pharmacy with her Pharm.D. in 1994. She has spent her career as both an active Pharmacist as well as Educator for over a decade. Mary has been an Infectious Disease Pharmacist, Staff Coordinator, and began teaching Pharmacy in 2012. She was formerly the Lead Pharmacology Instructor as well as a Clinical Laboratory Procedure specialist at City College in Gainesville, Florida. She joined Dragon Rises in 2022 as a Western Medicine/Pharmacology Instructor.

Mary has been married for 30 years and has two wonderful daughters, 25 and 22 years old. In her free time, she enjoys classic rock, live music, traveling and tasting good food!