Who is Mary Popeo?

Mary is co-founder of PCV, a youth-led peace education nonprofit dedicated to creating a sustainable peace culture through peace tourism, social entrepreneurship, and youth empowerment. After graduating from Boston College, she became a youth organizer and anti-nuclear weapons activist in both Boston and Japan, where she worked with groups such as the American Friends Service Committee, Global Zero, Japan New Women’s Association, and Japan Council Against A & H Bombs. Mary has also worked at Harvard University, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture. She moved to Hiroshima in 2016 to co-found PCV. She now lives in Hiroshima City, where she and the PCV team design Hiroshima-based learning experiences for thousands of people every year.