Marcy directs and coordinates Project activities at the POGIL National Office. She works with The Project Director and Project groups to develop and implement current and future plans. In addition, she oversees The Project Inquirer newsletter, and is the primary contact for matters pertaining to the Steering Committee. She has spent more than 25 years in higher education, working in various capacities including sports information, public relations, and as Director of the Clemente Course in the Humanities at Franklin & Marshall College.
She earned her B.S. with distinction from Cornell University, where she majored in communications, and her M.A. in community-based education from Stevenson University. Marcy also works as a photographer and freelance writer, and was the co-founder of the groundbreaking website College Lacrosse USA, which was purchased by Conde Nast. She has also taught courses in science writing and photography, and runs workshops for political candidates on effective communication strategies.
She currently serves as the managing editor for Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal, www.seceij.net, a publication of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE), and is a regular contributor to Elysian magazine. She is also active in local politics, serves on the boards of Jewish Family Service of Lancaster and NCSCE, is a member of Cornell University's National Annual Fund Committee, and heads up the local Cornell Club chapter in Lancaster, PA. She is a former member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (serving as chair of the Lancaster/York committee for several years), and recently joined the national Religious Action Center's PA liaison program and statewide strategy team, where she works to engage people in her region with social justice issues and voter education.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading (so many books, not enough time), hiking, playing tennis, and watching baseball (especially when the New York Mets win.)