Nancy Fierer’s introduction to ARCS was an invitation from Colorado ARCS member Nancy Kellogg to an ARCS’ scholar luncheon. Great conversations with several students convinced her that ARCS was an organization she wanted to support. Nancy and her husband Dr. Robert Fierer, have been coming to Colorado regularly for over 20 years and left Pennsylvania 7 years ago to be closer to children and grandchildren.
Nancy was the founder and longtime director of Pennsylvania‘s Susquehanna Service Dogs, an organization that raises, trains, and places service dogs to assist individuals with disabilities. She worked closely with Assistance Dogs International as a board member, chair of the standards and ethics committee and as a mentor to newer programs. She continues to be part of the standards and ethics committee providing standards for accreditation of programs by ADI.
Her son, Noah Fierer and his wife, Valerie Mackenzie, have made Boulder and the University their home. Both work in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary biology. A life time interest in science, family ties to the University of Colorado and learning about the ARCS scholars convinced Nancy to become a member. She is grateful to be able to be part of this organization.