Mary was born at St. Mary's hospital in Kansas City, MO in 1966. She grew up in Prairie Village, KS, went to Shawnee Mission East Highschool, and ran cross country and track for SM East. Mary attended K- State University and got a B.S. in Horticultural Science. After working 2 years in a laboratory Mary attended UMKC for her Ph.D. in Chemistry. Her dissertation research focused on Herpes Simplex Virus I. She graduated in 1997 and was a stay at home mother to Hannah for two years before starting work 2 days a week at KU Medical Center. In 2002, Mary began teaching Chemistry online and now teaches Microbiology, Chemistry, and Biology.
Mary enjoys spending time driving around her daughter, and volunteering.
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