Marcia will be one of the first openly LGBTQ leaders elected in North Carolina
The youngest of four raised by a single parent, Marcia learned firsthand the challenges faced by many in our country. Through a combination of hard work and scholarships, Marcia paid her way through college, earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, after which she was awarded a fellowship for graduate work at The Ohio State University.
Following graduation from Ohio State, Marcia worked as Director of Master’s Theses at Smith College for two years before her career path took an abrupt turn and, after months of prayer and trying to bargain with God, she enlisted in the Army. The military provided an entirely different set of challenges and opportunities that included assignments in Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, and the Pentagon. Each promotion brought greater levels of responsibility and leadership opportunities. After retiring as a Colonel, she was asked by former Army supervisors to return as a contractor and continue to provide quality logistical support to the soldiers of this country.
As an educator and member of the armed forces, Marcia learned that the best way to reach an objective is through collaboration, cooperation, and communication–and she’ll bring these skills to the NC General Assembly.