Prior to joining Judicate West, Mary served as a civil research attorney at the Sacramento Superior Court for nine years, and she served as a law clerk at the Eastern District of California for three years. Before that, she was employed at the Downey Brand firm as a litigation associate. Mary obtained undergraduate degrees in Legal Studies and in Mass Communications at UC Berkeley, where she also minored in Business Administration through the Haas School of Business. She earned her J.D. at Berkeley Law.

Mary enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her family.