A graduate of Garfield High School, Mary Bass is the second generation of her family to fight for equality within the Seattle public school system.
Her goal since being elected to the Seattle School Board in 2001 has been to increase academic opportunities for underprivileged youth and fight problems that lead to disproportional outcomes among students.
In addressing issues that adversely impact school communities, Bass draws on her
own background in public policy and economics.
She has a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in public administration, and she currently works as a project manager with the King County Department of Transportation Traffic Engineering.