Mary is the deputy director of policy at Ploughshares Fund, where she directs media relations for Ploughshares Fund experts and partners on a wide range of policy issues, including Iran, Russia and arms control, and the nuclear weapons budget.
Mary’s work focuses on the intersection of foreign affairs, nuclear policy and public opinion. Prior to joining Ploughshares in fall 2014, Mary held positions as a communications associate at ReThink Media, and a nuclear policy analyst at the American Security Project. She was previously a communications specialist at the Afghanistan Study Group. She earned her Masters in International Affairs from American University and graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in History.