Mary Cobos, MLS (ASCP)
Mary was born and raised as a country girl from Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She loves owls, country music, coffee and chocolate! Her laboratory career began in July 1998 when she joined the Air Force. After basic training, she was sent to Sheppard AFB in Texas where she attended a medical laboratory science program. Upon graduation of the program, she was sent to Travis AFB in California for clinical rotations. While continuing to serve, she met the love of her life and had 3 amazing kids. George was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. His family came to the US during his junior year of high school and he joined the Air Force as a Pharmacy Technician. Her son, Anthony, will be turning 16 in May and is in 10th grade. Her daughter, Stephanie, is 13 and is in the 8th grade. Her daughter, Kristy, is 8 and is in the 3rd grade. After a long and memorable career in the military, Mary and her husband decided to move to Idaho to attend Idaho State University. They both went back to school in the fall of 2011 in pursuit of their MLS degrees. That’s right! She convinced him to forget all about the pharmacy because we all know that the lab is the COOLEST! He graduated from the MLS program at ISU in 2014 and has been working as an MLS at Express Labs in Idaho Falls ever since. Mary graduated in 2015, with honors, from the MLS program at ISU. Just after graduating, she began working as the Laboratory Manager at Blackfoot Medical Center in Blackfoot, Idaho. Almost year and a half later she accepted the Laboratory Manager position at Mountain View Hospital and moved her family from Pocatello to Idaho Falls. She has been actively involved in ASCLS for 5 years and is currently serving as the ASCLS-Idaho President. She has served on the spring convention planning committee for the last 4 years as the Sponsorship chair. She is a recipient of the Key to the Future award and served as a Delegate representing Idaho at the 2016 ASCLS annual meeting in San Diego, California. She has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to this profession and she loves it more than ever. Laboratory medicine is not just her career, but her passion! She wants to share that passion through her ASCLS involvement with the hope that it will inspire more people to get involved and bring more awareness to the profession!
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