Mary has spent most of her legal career as in-house privacy/technology counsel and has served as the Chief Information Security Officer at multiple government agencies. Along with her law license, she maintains certifications in both privacy and information security. Prior to law school, she had a corporate career with a large technology company specializing in non-profit software solutions.

Mary was a triple major in her undergraduate studies, earning degrees in Political Science, Spanish, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Immediately post-law school, she served as a staff attorney and law clerk to the Chief Justice at the Supreme Court of South Carolina. Mary continues to serve on numerous committees related to law and/or technology. She was recently re-appointed to the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina—a commission of judges, lawyers, legislators, court employees, and community leaders tasked with identifying barriers to civil justice in the state while exploring possible solutions.