McIntyre Parker, Mary Lee Lincoln - Oral History Interview
McIntyre Parker, Mary Lee Lincoln
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Mary Lee Lincoln McIntyre Parker, B56, 57 spent her career in public service working with the US Atomic Energy Commission (now the Nuclear Regulatory Commission), later moving to India and Pakistan with her foreign service officer husband and three children. In Pakistan she taught at the American International School in Islamabad. Moving to Beirut, Mary Lee again taught at several universities in political science departments teaching government. In 1983 Mary Lee and her husband were part of the Beirut Embassy bombing where she lost her husband. She later took a position with USAID as a Foreign Service officer spending three years in Bangladesh then returning to the US working in a civil service capacity also with USAID where she retired in 2000. Mary Lee happily married her college sweet heart, John in 2010. They reside in McLean, VA. Mary Lee was thrilled and fascinated to be in Bologna to get her degree from Johns Hopkins. She knew she wanted to be more than just a housewife. At Bologna she thrived on the courses in politics and on the local political environment. And, she was most interested in international development issues that she went on to address while working at USAID. She is thankful for her degree from Johns Hopkins.