Mary Wade is an abolitionist from a small town in Western Colorado. She enthusiastically joined the non-profit iEmpathize as an intern, and is now its project and event coordinator. In this role she helps manage ongoing projects and events of all shapes and sizes, as well as helps the iE team by staying on top of its crazy calendar.
Mary also engages college students and faith communities in the battle of ending child sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Through art, music, artifacts and media, she helps iEmpathize create pathways for her generation to enter the story of victims, survivors and the heroes who are helping restore the lives of vulnerable and victimized kids in Cambodia, Thailand, Mexico, Russia and the United States.
Mary is inspired by Jesus, the perfect picture of empathy. She is passionate about justice, mercy, Jesus, beauty, efficiency, writing, and gluten-free cinnamon rolls. When not working, you can find Mary playing Old Time fiddle, rock climbing or hanging with her best friend and husband, Lyndon. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in ethnomusicology.