A former academic, Mary Pat Martin graduated from Brown University before earning a Ph. D in English Literature at Yale. Always a teacher at heart, she is fortunate to share her passion for the arts and their essential place in community life with BalletMet donors and enthusiasts. Mary Pat held faculty positions at the University of Virginia and The Ohio State University. She was active as a volunteer, advocate and board member in arts, education and culture organizations including Early Care and Learning, Ohio Voices for Learning, Columbus Metropolitan Library, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and Columbus School for Girls. Mary Pat was a member of the CSG Development team before joining BalletMet in 2015.