Nakato Mary Gorrette graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Industrial Art and Design at Nkumba University. She also got a master’s degree majoring in multimedia crafts at Kyambogo University. She participated in a number of trainings and conferences related to arts and social entrepreneurship. After Bachelor’s degree Mary owned and operated a small shop where she made and sold art pieces, including crafts, beads, necklaces and paintings.
She is currently teaching art courses at higher institution of learning including Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design and at Kampala University School of Industrial Art and Design. She is also the coordinator for Topaz Mirembe, a fare trade program in Uganda operating at Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design (NIAAD). While at Mirembe, Mary teaches women design of beads, jewelry, baskets and necklaces. Mary is in charge of the daily administration of Mirembe in Uganda.