I consider myself a highly specialized and effective storyteller. My stories include breakthrough scientific discoveries, novel mechanisms of action and educating juries about medical cases, but I tell these stories in pictures that captivate and inform broad audiences worldwide. I think in pictures.

Mary earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Washington University in St. Louis, a university known for its strong arts program and challenging pre-medical science courses. She was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni in 2008.

Mary holds a  Master of Associated Medical Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago Upon graduating, Mary opened her own medical illustration studio, Bryson Biomedical Illustrations, Inc.