Mary Swanson | Chairwoman Emerita
Mary Swanson graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Sociology and returned later for an M.A. and teaching license. She grew up in Villanova, PA, and attended the Agnes Irwin School, where she met Jeanne Clery, whom she describes as “the sister I never had.” In October of 1998, Mary adopted her daughter, Mei Li Olivia Jeanne, from Gaoming, Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China, the first of five adoptions for the Swanson family. Mary and her family lived and worked overseas in China and the Democratic Republic of Congo for several years and currently Mary lives in Bali with her daughter, Ella.

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