A native of Portland, Oregon, Board Chair Mary Powell obtained a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, a J.D. from Golden Gate University and an LLM in taxation from Georgetown Law. She is a partner at Trucker Huss, an employee benefits law firm located in San Francisco. Mary is also the mother of an alumna in the Class of 2019 and a student in the Class of 2021. In her spare time, she loves to hike, swim, attend the theatre and read autobiographies. Mary and her husband fell in love with CAIS even before they had children and they were excited about the idea of their children learning to speak Mandarin. They truly treasure the CAIS community. Mary chairs the Executive Committee and serves on the Committee on Trustees and the Facilities Committee.