Mary Simmons graduated from Wilkes University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies in 2010. While interning in the Wilkes Alumni Office her senior year, she built bonds and relationships that would land her a full time job in the office a few months after graduation. Simmons moved up in the Alumni Office to Associate Director in just two years. She completed her MBA at Wilkes in 2016, which led her to her new passion of teaching. This is her second year teaching PPD 101 to all of the freshmen and transfer business majors. Simmons resides in Dallas with her husband and two children.