Mary Harreld moved to Iowa City in January 2016. This was her eighth ‘major” move, complimented by a number of more local transitions. The strongest lesson learned through these frequent moves is to “get involved”. Following that imperative, she has completed training for the University of Iowa Safe Zone Project, joined the University’s Trans Inclusivity Task Force and hosted a University Gay Pride luncheon on behalf of the Office of the President.
A graduate of Purdue University and Boston College Law School, she has used her educational background to assist non-profits in various capacities.