Mary graduated cum laude from Ithaca College with a degree in Aging Studies and and a minor in Health Policy and Management. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Mary was exposed to many issues faced by the older adult population and became acutely aware of the need to advocate for the aging cohorts in the community. Much of her work was tailored toward elder abuse education and outreach. She also held a summer internship with the Tompkins County Department of Social Services in the Adult Protective Services unit.
Now in her second year at Albany Law School, she holds the position of Student Director of the Elder Law Pro Bono Project. she plans training sessions for students who will then educate older adults in the community on estate planning options. She coordinates planning for the School's annual Senior Citizens' Law Day. Mary is also an active member of the Aging and Disability Law Committee.
She also works part-time as a law clerk at Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC, a law firm in Albany, NY, where she specializes in estate planning & probate, Article 81 guardianships, and adoptions. She will continue to work at the firm throughout law school and will start as a full-time Associate after graduation.