Mary Burns is an instructor for San Diego Community College District, teaching in the Emeritus Department. She has taught with Oasis for many years and has been a prominent contributor to the Get Connected Technology Fair. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology and another in Exercise Science. Through the college, she has developed an extensive curriculum designed around technology for seniors, including the safe and effective use of our handheld devices and up to date information about new technologies. She also helped launch a successful program with SDCCE, Brain Fitness, which has kept her own brain active. She loves teaching for Oasis because it allows her to meet new students and to find new topics of interest. She looks forward to her daily run, which keeps her sane. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Kim, gardening and maintaining their koi pond. They also enjoy walking the dog (Tobey) and exploring San Diego County.