Mae McCourt is a professional teacher and teacher trainer, with a passion for hand embroidery, as well as other traditional crafts, design, and photography. She has been practicing embroidery for ten years and honed her skills through her involvement with SNAD as a volunteer and a student. Mae was one of the first people to take SNAD’s own Comprehensive Studies Program in Surface Embroidery.

Mae has a Master’s Degree in Education and studied Classical Art and Archaeology for five years. Since 2008, she has been teaching, developing courses, and working in academic management in San Francisco, New York, London, and Japan.