This week’s Service Spotlight is on Carrie Marusich! Carrie has been a regular OpOliver volunteer for months, having attended nearly every Sunday Farm Stand and Semper Friday since early May. Carrie’s weapon of choice on Semper Fridays has been the lawnmower; she has made it her mission to keep the grass on Bethel St. down for the neighborhood kids to play on. As an 8th-grade science teacher with Howard County, she’ll be on sabbatical from Semper Fridays for the next 10 months or so, but hopefully we’ll continue to see her at the occasional Farm Stand moving forward. Thank you for your service, Carrie!
Written by Doug Girard
Doug Girard earned a Bachelor's in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Michigan. Subsequently, he worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation on the company's distributed composite application platform. He then worked on neuroscience research at the University of Washington and New York University, studying the neural basis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and fear learning. Doug received his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland in 2011 and is currently working on his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. Over the years, Doug has served as President of Computers for Cancer Corporation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing cancer patients with free laptops during their treatments, and been a regular volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington. His primary service interest is with the cancer community, but he has also lent a hand to the veteran community through his involvement with The 6th Branch and the Veteran Artist Program.
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