Before joining CIP in 2018, Mary worked for twenty years in the field of post-secondary education as an instructor and administrator. She served as adjunct faculty at several colleges and universities in the northeast. Mary also worked as Director of Federal Relations at SUNY-Binghamton and Director of Community and Government Relations at Salve Regina University. For the past two years, Mary has served as the Admissions Coordinator at CIP’s Berkshire location.
As she joins the National Team at CIP, Mary brings with her a passion for working with students with learning differences and a desire to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
As National Enrollment Specialist, Mary is responsible for initiating and developing relationships with neurodiverse students and their families. She guides families through the entire CIP admissions process, from their first inquiry to their potential enrollment at one of five national centers. Mary serves as a contact for organizations and professionals seeking information about CIP, and she maintains a strong network among her admissions and transition colleagues at other programs, secondary schools, and colleges.
Mary earned her Bachelor’s degree at Rutgers College, her Master’s at San Francisco State University, and Ph.D. at the State University of New York—Binghamton. Her scholarly work focused on representations of Jews and Judaism in medieval English literature, but most of her teaching was in literature surveys and freshman writing courses.
Mary is also an abstract painter, mindfulness practitioner, avid downhill skier, and a not-very-good golfer.