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Mary Lizzie Booze

Program Administrator

Carrboro, NC

Mary Lizzie A. Booze (Mary) is the Program Administrator for MDC’s Rural Forward program. She supports Rural Forward by creating, implementing, and managing the team’s tools, procedures, and systems. 

Prior to MDC, she provided administrative support in the legal and education sectors and is passionate about economic development, equity, and capacity building in a global community. She is from the mountains of North Carolina, where she co-founded a youth organization that featured writing as an outlet for free expression and now calls Orange County, North Carolina, her home.  

Mary holds bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science (Pre-Law) and Interdisciplinary studies (race, gender, and class) from North Carolina Central University (2019) and is formally trained in grant writing.