Mary oversees International Alert’s work on social cohesion, reconciliation and the reintegration of women and girls returning from Boko Haram captivity in northeast Nigeria. She has worked for over five years in the development and humanitarian sectors. She has spent the past two years doing peacebuilding work in northeast Nigeria. Her areas of expertise are project design, management, and monitoring and evaluation. She also has experience working on intercommunal dialogue, gender-based violence, and supporting vulnerable and marginalised communities.