Mary was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, and came to the States in 2004 when she was 8. In 2020, she got her citizenship. Mary has a background in customer service; most of her previous experience has been helping customers in retail or hospitality. She has always enjoyed working towards helping others. In 2021, She moved to Houston for a few months to work with AmeriCorps. Her time there reinforced her passion for working with and for the community. She graduated from Towson University in December 2022 with a bachelor’s in international studies.