Mary Takaki loves number crunching and getting into the weeds as a very detail-oriented member of the CWA accounting team. As the payroll assistant in accounts payable, Mary enjoys problem solving and is thrilled that the work she does has a positive impact on the school community—especially the students. “I am so impressed with their talent and enjoy watching the plays, sporting events, and other school activities,” she says.
Mary’s creative side is reflected in the associate’s degree she holds in interior design, and in her free time she loves hiking and enjoying nature. “When I lived in Chicago I hiked many of our forest preserves,” she recalls. “During the summer months the heat, humidity, and pesky mosquitoes made it less than desirable, but Washington offers a variety of trails with great weather and fewer insects!”