Named one of the Australian 2022 Young Women to Watch in International Affairs,Mary is the CEO of Global Voices, an independent, youth-led, not-for-profit organisation which aims to equip young Australians with practical experience in diplomacy and advocacy by enabling them to undertake a policy fellowship and attend an international summit including at the UN, OECD, WHO, and WB.
Mary completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and studied international political economy at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences summer school. She was one of four official Australian delegates to the G20 youth summit and received the University of Melbourne Commerce Alumni Leadership Scholarship for contributions to the community.
Mary holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne, where she was Chair of the Public Interest Law Network and was elected valedictorian of her graduating class.She has since been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria, worked as a judge’s associate, interned at the Victorian Law Reform Commission and undertook a traineeship with a leading social justice law firm.
Passionate about supporting CALD communities, Mary was president of the African student body at the University of Melbourne, Vice-President of the African AustralianLegal Network and a 4-year member of the Multicultural Youth Network, tasked with providing advice to Victorian Government and on issues facing multicultural youth.