Mary Curtin has a BBA in computer information systems, a master of science in computer science, and a doctorate in professional studies in computer studies. Mary has worked as a senior programmer analyst for major corporations for over 20 years. Mary currently works as a senior passport specialist with the Bureau of Consular Affairs. "This is interesting and exciting work. Part of what I do is related to issuing and evaluating the new biometric passport that contains a chip in which an individual’s personal information is stored, thereby making it nearly impossible for people to forge or use stolen U.S. passports." Mary works on special projects, like webpage creation. "When I interviewed for the position, I knew that the interviewers were impressed by my research in keystroke biometrics, and my exposure to handwriting recognition."