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Marcus currently works for Central Oregon Community College as the Pathways College and Career Success Coach and Part-time instructor, where he works with students to overcoming barriers in education plus connecting them with resources in the community and on campus. In conjunction with his work at the college, he continually does outreach creating avenues for students of marginalized communities helping them to understand systems in order to build sustainable culture, community and infrastructure.
Marcus has done work as a facilitator at Town Hall on racism for high school students for the Bend-LaPine schools, helped underserved areas in Detroit, Philadelphia and Seattle to assist students of color to enter college, as well as teaching students to be advocates for themselves while in high school by building valuable organizations and clubs.
Marcus believes that diversity and inclusion is the catalyst to help communities understand how to navigate future plans for growth and sustainability. He values collaboration, community and family because these attributes allows him to invoke change while building a strong foundation of one’s pride in their cultural environment.
He earned his B.A. in Marketing and Advertising from the Foster Business School at the University of Washington-Seattle, his M.A. in Counseling and Psychotherapy from Rowan University.