As assistant director for the Arts Education Partnership, Mary oversees project work plans and supports the development of AEP research, reports and convenings. Prior to joining Education Commission of the States, she worked in state arts education advocacy, leadership development and state government. Mary graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Master’s in Public Policy in 2015 and she participated in the 2021-2022 cohort of the D.C. Education Policy Fellowship Program. With over 20 years of dance training, Mary is passionate about the arts and education. Mary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.