Franci Bolden joined the Marietta College Physics Department as the Planetarium and Laboratory Technician in 2018. Franci completed an Associate of Arts at Washington State Community College in 2006 receiving a Young Adult Education Transfer Degree with an emphasis on Mathematics. She then went on to complete the coursework for degrees in Physics and Mathematics at Marietta College and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and minors in Physics and Chemistry. Franci’s prior work experience includes more than 10 years at Microbac Laboratory Inc. (Formerly Kemron Environmental Services) where she earned promotions up to Group Leader of the Volatile Organic Analytes Laboratory.
Franci also actively participates in promoting local non-profit organizations. She is a member of the Betsey Council at the Betsey Mills Club, which organizes the annual Christmas Village Craft Show, among other events and fundraisers. She is on the planning committee for the annual Marie Antoinette Masquerade Ball, which is a benefit for different local non-profits each year. She also volunteers at events hosted by MOV Red Tent, a group encouraging unity, understanding and support among women.