Mary was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from NMSU in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. Since graduating, she has worked at a local urgent care. This is where she developed a passion for policy in health care. In the future, Mary hopes to work with the state of New Mexico to provide quality health care for all its citizens. Outside of policy, Mary has a special fondness for animals. The picture that is included in this biography is right before she saw her first whales migrating past San Diego!