Mary has been engaged with LRC throughout its formation. Mary was director of environmental education and advocacy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Washington Office from March 2006 to January 2016. During that time, she served as the North American representative to the Climate Change Advisory Group of the ACT Alliance, a global network of faith-based relief and development organizations; as president of the board of Creation Justice Ministries, formerly the National Council of Churches eco-justice program; and on the executive committee of the National Farm Worker Ministry board. Prior to joining the ELCA, Mary worked for a number of secular environmental organizations, serving as vice president of the Earth Day Network, legislative director for the League of Conservation Voters, and staff attorney with the National Audubon Society’s endangered species program and its trade and environment program. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English literature from Stanford University and a juris doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. She is a member of the bar in California and the District of Columbia. Mary is currently at Mercy Investment Services as director of shareholder advocacy.