Maryann graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Religious Studies from Mount Saint Mary's University and later earning her Masters in Humanities. She has a 15 year career in Student Affairs at the Mount providing student support and care, programming and events, and volunteer opportunities. Maryann eventually retired from the Mount and went to Southwestern Law School creating and managing program and events in the Dean's Office.  She is a native to Los Angeles, particularly the South Bay area and enjoys time with her family and a good cup of coffee on her front porch in the mornings on the weekends.