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Mary’s passion to empower under-resourced communities came from her experience as an Afro-Latina attending schools in South Los Angeles. Mary brings 12 years of experience in organizing, teaching, grassroots leadership development, elections, and lobbying. Mary is the co-founder of Our Voice Nuestra Voz (OVNV), a Latino parent organizing start-up in New Orleans. OVNV works to build the capacity of Latino parents in the greater New Orleans area as advocates to ensure educational equity for all students.