Something About Mary

I tell the stories, connect people, raise money, and grow the schools and organizations that are changing the face of education in the US and the world. I founded my first non-profit in my early 20s while I was in graduate school studying ancient Greek philosophy. I then went on to build and run a national marketing campaign for a major think tank to mobilize public
 pressure on behalf of better education for the poor. When my own children became school-aged, I got active in local efforts, turning around my neighborhood public school and leading a grassroots-to-grasstops campaign to bring the highest performing charter school network in the nation to DC. I live in Maine, Washington, DC, and Colorado. I am a RYT500 and a dedicated student of Sri Dharma Mittra, a realized living master who has been teaching classical hatha raja yoga in New York City for 50 years. I am fulfilling the requirements for the Dharma Yoga 800-hour “Life of a Yogi” teacher training program, and I am a Level 2 Reiki Jin Kei Do practitioner.