Mary was born and raised in South Georgia. She is the middle of seven children. She attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural college in Tifton, Georgia and majored in Politics and Modern Cultures. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree, she attended Liberty University School of Law where she obtained a Juris Doctorate in 2021. Mary grew up in a small, rural area in Georgia and made friends with many immigrants in her community. Over time, she realized that they were in need of good immigration representation but, unfortunately, good local representation was hard to come by. That
encouraged her to pursue immigration law while in law school. In the summer of 2020, Mary interned with Poarch Thompson Law and that experience cemented her desire to pursue immigration law. By January 2021, during her final year at law school, she was working full time for Poarch Thompson Law. Mary spearheads Poarch Thompson Law’s victim visas and also specializes in removal and deportation defense.
Mary is on the Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Section New Members Division Committee. In 2023, Mary was awarded the Younger Lawyer of the Year award by the Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Section.