Mary-Katherine will continue to be an important voice for equality in the Vermont House of Reps!
Rep. Mary-Katherine Stone was born and raised in north central Alabama, the daughter of an Egyptian immigrant father and a native Alabamian mother. She received her BA in interdisciplinary studies with an in-depth study in human services and special populations through the New College program at the University of Alabama. She completed her MS in occupational therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and did postgraduate coursework in integrative medicine at George Washington University in Washington D.C. She currently works as an occupational therapist at the University of Vermont Medical Center where she also served as a co-leader of the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Employee Resource Group (ERG). She is deeply invested in volunteer service and sat on the boards of the Pride Center of Vermont, the Junior League of Champlain Valley, Inclusive Arts Vermont, and Isham Farm’s First: Earth, Burlington City Arts Equity and Belonging and Education Committees and the City of Burlington’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility. Mary-Katherine has served the City of Burlington as an elected Justice of the Peace since 2020. She is a performer and artist who has performed and collaborated with many groups including Ballet Vermont, Lyric Theatre, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and the Shelburne Craft School. Member of the Vermont House of Representatives: 2023–present (House Committee on Education, Clerk), Co-chair of the Vermont Future Caucus (Co-Chair; 2023 Collective Impact Award recipient) and member of the Climate Caucus, Women’s Caucus, Veteran’s Caucus and Rainbow Caucus.