Mari Weddle

Research Analyst
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Mari Weddle joined McAllister & Quinn in January 2022. She serves as a Research Analyst for the firm’s Higher Education Practice. In this role, Mari provides research and analytical support to the firm’s higher education clients through collaboration with directors and managing directors. Her work centers on investigating funding opportunities for institutes of higher education to best serve student learning and success.

Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Mari worked as a high school English teacher in Frisco, Texas. She has firsthand experience in the world of education and a passion for creatively finding ways to fund classroom learning and innovative pedagogy. Outside of the classroom, Mari worked for Frisco ISD as a content-area curriculum writer and served on a district-wide literacy committee geared towards diversity and inclusion in student reading materials. Her work in instruction and in curriculum development led to her being awarded the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction in 2020.

Mari graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018. While pursuing a B.A. in English Language Arts and a B.A. in History, she served her campus in student leadership and worked in nonprofit fundraising. Mari also worked as an assistant coordinator for the UNT-NUML Partnership Program, a public diplomacy program funded through a $1M Department of State grant. In this role, she planned and facilitated cultural and research events for visiting scholars. Her success in this position lead to her speaking at the culminating leadership conference in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2016. Mari’s passion for inclusive education and for nonprofit work led to her joining the McAllister & Quinn team, and she is excited about serving her clients’ students in exploring funding opportunities.

Highlights

  • English Language Arts & Reading Teacher, Frisco Independent School District

Expertise

  • Curriculum Writing
  • Nonprofit/Foundation Funding
  • Public Education

Education

B.A., University of North Texas