Mary Durden, MA

Communications and Outreach Manager
Oakland, California

Mary joins Ibis as the Communications and Outreach Manager for the Free the Pill initiative. She is driven by issues at the intersections of economic, gender, and racial justice and committed to uplifting survivors of oppression. Prior to starting at Ibis, she was the Operations and Outreach Manager at the National Network of Abortion Funds where she supported and collaborated with staff, board members, and abortion funds across the US. She also served as a teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin, leading discussion sections for an introductory feminist health course and empowering undergraduate students to be better advocates for their health care. She currently volunteers for the Boston Doula Project, a full-spectrum doula collective that provides free, compassionate support for individuals experiencing abortion. Mary received her Master's degree in Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and her Bachelor's degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Wellesley College.

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