Mary Ann hoped to be a teacher, but changed career paths after she met “the one” in high school—physics. Through the class, she realized her love of science and eventually went on to study engineering at Lehigh University. She then discovered APL at a career fair and has been with the company—and physics—ever since.
Mary Ann sneaks into the lab early to get her managerial tasks out of the way while things are still quiet. After going over budgets and timelines, she might teleconference with one of her government sponsors or have a chance to work on prototypes. Her afternoons are dedicated to lab time, where she troubleshoots and troubleshoots some more to perfect her team’s systems.