Marcus joins LightSail after graduating from Bowdoin College in May 2017 with a degree in Biology. During his senior year at Bowdoin, Marcus was a Stewardship Assistant in the Bowdoin College Office of Stewardship Programs. He also spent a summer as a student researcher in Ethiopia, studying the ecosystem services of Ethiopian church forests. Marcus spent his freshman and sophomore summers working as a Summer Conference and Events Assistant, first at Duke University, and then at Bowdoin.
If Marcus could be any fictional character from a book, he would be Hedgehog from Hedgehog in the Fog. Hedgehog gets lost in a spooky, yet ultimately enchanting realm, and gets to relax afterward by drinking tea and counting the stars with his friend, Bear. This character appeals to Marcus because he loves all things strange and all things tea!