Mary joined Parachute in 2019 to work on the Elementary Road Safety project to help make school zones a safer place, while educating about injury prevention. Mary is an experienced Urban Planner with a history of community engagement and development and local economic development over the past 15 years.

After graduating from University College Dublin, in Ireland, with a Master’s in Regional and Urban Planning, Mary worked on the largest revitalization project in Europe. Her work included assessing large scale development applications, structuring and administering local economic and employment programs, while addressing social inclusion through community initiatives.

Throughout her career, Mary has acquired an in-depth knowledge of policy development through employment in national and local planning structures. She hopes to bring this knowledge to the Elementary Road Safety project.