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.