Mary, her husband Matt and their two kids have lived and taught in the United Arab Emirates and the Dominican Republic for the past 14 years. Mary has a degree in science from Colorado State University and a masters in education from the College of New Jersey. She has taught grade 4, 5, and middle school science. Before teaching, Mary worked in health and wellness at Western Washington University, as a course leader for Outward Bound Outdoor Leadership School, and as a whitewater rafting guide in Colorado. Mary believes in engaging kids in authentic learning experiences that foster global citizenship.