Mary brings with her experience as a strategic communicator, having managed internal and external communications for the International Law Research Program at Waterloo-based think tank, CIGI. For the past year, Mary worked as an independent consultant to several clients including the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) and social impact agency PUBLIC Inc. In these roles, Mary helped her clients distill complex research into compelling content for target audiences. Prior to her life in communications, Mary worked as a journalist for TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin and the National Post. Mary holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University and is currently pursuing her Master of Communications Management (MCM) at McMaster University, a degree that combines communications theory with strategic planning and finance studies.