Mary M. Bourque was graduated from Central High School in 1983 as co-valedictorian and from Dartmouth College in 1987 with a B.A. degree in chemistry. In 1989 she studied International Economics at Bologna Center in Italy and received her M.A. in International Economics and International Relations at Johns Hopkins. Since 1990 she has served as Vice-president in Latin-American Equities Group for J.P. Morgan in New York City. In 1995 she was ranked one of the top equity analysts in Latin-America by International Investor magazine.