Marcos grew up the youngest of five children in the small town of Tolleson, Arizona. He became a first-generation college graduate in May 2010 after graduating with a degree in Mathematics from Arizona State University. Shortly thereafter, Marcos began working full-time in Washington, D.C. as the National Director of College Student Leadership with the Hispanic College Fund. Marcos has also spent time consulting with the U.S. Department of Education on their five-year strategic plan and with Next Street Financial, advising small businesses and nonprofits. At Harvard, Marcos has served as Co-Chair for the 16th and 17th Annual Harvard Latino Law, Policy, and Business Conferences, President of the Latino Student Organization, and Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. Over the course of his career, Marcos envisions spending time across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors addressing some of society’s largest and most complex issues. He will graduate this May with a Joint Degree Masters of Public Policy and MBA student at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School. In his spare time, you can find him at the club salsa dancing or gym playing basketball.