Mamich calls Livingston, Texas her hometown, but she she’s moved around, living in Maryland and Washington as well. While living in Maryland she worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Meyer 4 Department working with Young Adult clients, as well as Eating Disorder and Affective Disorder clients.


Mamich understands the transformative power of lending a hand, thanks to her wide variety of volunteer work with community programs. She says, “Every act of service, every job dedicated to uplift underserved communities, has deeply enriched my life. Yet, the pinnacle of these experiences was my time with the Big Brother/Big Sister program. There, I had the honor of watching my ‘little’ blossom academically and socially, despite the daunting challenges she faced—and today she is thriving in college. Her resilience and growth inspire me and prompts me to ask how I can further impact the lives of others.”


The Nikita Gill poem “Magic” inspires Mamich, particularly the verse, “The most elegant bond I can ever pray for is aiding in the recovery of someone who is made of wreckage and facilitating their becoming their own hero in their story.” And it is the example set by Mamich’s grandfather that pushes her to achieve her goals of aiding recovery. She says, “As a Texas farmer through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, he persevered and aided others in those challenging times. Growing up, I witnessed his deep engagement with his community, his commitment to helping others, and his leadership by example.”