CASA Conversations

Meet the CASA Staff: Ten Questions for Ed Marable

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Name: Ed Marable
Title: Case Supervisor
CASA Employee Since: March 2018

1)       What did you do before you worked at CASA?
I was the Dean of Students at Seton Hall Law School.

2)       Describe your job in five words.
You’ve Got To Be Kidding! (In this job, you’re often confronted by-- or asked to do-- the impossible)

3)       Can you describe what a typical day looks like for you?
Completing admin tasks, editing court reports, responding to volunteer questions, visiting kids, and going to court.

4)       What is the best part about working for CASA?
Learning new things and gaining new skills. The reality of this job is very different than I thought it would be. There are lots of opportunities to grow and learn new things.

5)       What is the craziest/most unusual thing you’ve done in the name of serving children in foster care
Since I’ve been at CASA, I consider working carnival games at the Passaic County Fair to be the most unusual thing I’ve done in the name of helping children in foster care.

6)       When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I really didn’t know. My father was a general contractor, and I knew I didn’t want to have a job like his that required manual labor. My mother didn’t work, and my sister was an artist, so I didn’t have many professional role models early on.

7)       What is your go-to comfort food?
Pizza, ideally pepperoni and from Famous Ray’s in Verona.

8)       What personality trait has gotten you in the most trouble?
My sense of humor.

9)       What celebrity have people said you resemble or remind them of?
Denzel Washington.

10)   If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you bring?
A public library, a computer with Wi-Fi, and a gym.