Carol Schwartz is the new part-time disability technician at the front desk in the Disabled Students Programs and Services office. She shares the job with the popular Miles Mayo, who has cut back her hours to spend more time with her young family.
Carol, who's on duty all day Monday and Tuesday and on Wednesday mornings, was born in Maine but considers herself a Marin native, having moved here at age one. She grew up in Novato and graduated from Novato High School.
In 1981, she moved back east and earned a degree in Business Management from Northeastern University, settling in Massachusetts and working in inventory control. She moved back to Marin in 1998, although she still has a son and grandson in New England.
Carol's interests include traveling, cooking, computers and birdwatching. She volunteers as a docent at the Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Tiburon, and also works there as an assistant teacher and naturalist.
Her husband Fred, a Mill Valley local, is a semi-retired contractor specializing in remodeling. They share an interest in cars. Fred races at Sears Point, and they have won many classic car show awards with their replica 1965 A/C Cobra.
Carol is delighted to be involved with College of Marin's Disabled Students.
"I never knew anything like this existed," she says. "My son is dyslexic. I wish we'd had services like this when he was a kid."
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