A few months ago I met Mareca while walking around the National Mall in DC. She was visiting from Alaska for the National Science Foundation conference. She had a very warm and calm demeanor, so I asked her to a part of the 100 Strangers Project.

In our short conversation, I learned that she was an art curator at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska and also teaches a class on pigment and color. Mareca stated that she is passionate about combining art and science for young girls because they may not know that these careers exist.

While in DC, Mareca was most enjoying all of the free museums. In fact, she had just left the Renwick Museum from viewing their exhibit on Wonder. She was also on a mission to see another exhibit about color science and history of color. The interesting fact that she told me was that her father, who was a biologist, named her after a species of a duck.