Carrie Garman has a BA in English and Marketing from Marquette University, where she also studied Bioelectrical Engineering for three years. Passionate about helping others, Carrie went on to work for the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society, where she was the Income Development Manager for the Northwest Suburban Region.
Carrie and her husband, Matt, live in the Chicago area with their two daughters, Avery (9) and Ruby (7). For the past 9 years, Carrie has been at home with her two daughters, and is actively involved in their school PTA and other volunteer activities.
After their daughter Ruby was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 2, Carrie and Matt got involved with CURE Epilepsy, attending the Annual Benefit and CURE Epilepsy Champion’s event such as Ella’s Race. Carrie’s science aptitude has provided her with a solid foundation and lead her to connect further by participating in Days of Science and as a lived experience reviewer for CURE Epilepsy in the grant review process. Although Ruby’s seizures are controlled with medication, their passion to volunteer and continue to fund and promote research remains stronger than ever.