Mark grew up in the quaint countryside of Northeast Tennessee. He attended Duke University for college, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and studied Public Policy Studies with a focus on public health policy and health disparities. He received minors in Chemistry and Biology. Mark graduated magna cum laude and with highest distinction for his honors thesis on access to health care in rural Appalachia. Following Duke, Mark enrolled at Harvard Medical School, where he is currently a student.
Mark loves teaching and working with students to understand the big picture. At Duke, Mark worked as a tutor in general and organic chemistry for the Academic Resource Center and as a student-athlete tutor for the Duke Athletics Department. In addition, he spent time tutoring school age children at the local Hispanic community center in Durham. On of his favorite teaching experiences was serving as the head teaching assistant for one the core Public Policy major courses during his final year at Duke.
Outside of school, Mark loves to get to the beautiful outdoors. Whenever there's a chance, he's out rock climbing, mountain biking or trail running. He's still searching for new winter sports to help adjust to his first experience living in the Northeast!