Mary was born in Africa and immigrated to Canada when she was 7 years old. Her family lived in Toronto for ten years and then relocated to North Vancouver. Living in different communities and coming from an ethnically diverse background has allowed her to experience life with an open heart and mind. She was drawn to restorative justice while completing her degree in Criminology from SFU.
Throughout her professional career, she has worked in several different sectors with a primary focus in marketing and relationship management. She is excited to join the effort in cultivating relationships and collaborating with community partners to increase access to restorative justice practices. As a parent of two young children, she hopes more parents and youth are made aware of how RJ practices can increase mutual understanding and build more resilient and compassionate communities. In her spare time, Mary loves dancing, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.