Mary was born in ShenYang, China but grew up in North Caldwell, NJ where she graduated from West Essex Regional High School. She completed studies through the Summer Intensive Studies program at Parsons School of Design at the New School.
She is now completing her studies from Savannah, GA at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where she is currently pursuing a BFA in Fashion Design, with a minor in Costume Design and Drawing. Extracurricularly, she spends time modeling for peer assignments, creative works, and the school fashion publication, The Manor.
She also interned at People's Revolution for two years, where she assisted in the showroom and worked the front and back of house for multiple NYFW fashion shows, as well as, worked as a free lance illustrator and designer for the Soho Grand Hotel and The Roxy Hotel, and then as a Design and Marketing Assistant.