Marshall Curry brings experience and expertise to support, grow, and strengthen the EPIC-Network
My favorite place is any EPIC-Network call or event where the individuals of our network share about all of their amazing work. Locally, my favorite place is the middle of the Autzen Footbridge over the Willamette River in Oregon while on a bike. I like getting off and watching the water go by. My second favorite place is the summit of the peak across from the ski lift at Ski Bowl that gives breathtaking views of Mount Hood and the surrounding forest. My third favorite place is sitting in the Albaicín looking down over the city and at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
How did you first learn about EPIC-N?
I learned about EPIC-N during an undergraduate research project in 2011 cataloguing innovative sustainability curriculum in higher education.
Describe your first interaction with a school community partnership project
Although it is not my first, one of the earliest and most memorable school-community partnership projects occurred during a community service-learning Spanish course in my undergraduate studies. As a part of the requirement for the course, we volunteered with a local bilingual elementary school to provide one-on-one tutoring support to students.
What are some of the priorities you are working on this year?
My biggest priority for this year strengthening and growing the EPIC-Network.
Marshall Curry joined EPIC-N in September 2017. He manages day-to-day operations, provides support to member programs, board members. Curry lives in his hometown Springfield, Oregon. He received an MPA and MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon in 2018 and received his BA in Sociology from Willamette University in 2013. During graduate school, he worked for the Sustainable Cities Institute and Inflexion, managing programs, and assisting executives addressing different aspects of career readiness in higher education and public schools respectively. Prior to graduate school, he managed workforce development programs and volunteer operations at Marion Polk Food Share. His experience supporting nonprofit associations includes serving on the Ford Scholar Alumni Association (2013-2018) board of directors as Vice President and Member-at-Large, preparing a diversity and inclusion report for the American Society of Association Executives, and volunteering with the alumni association for his alma mater.