Originally from Geneva, New York, Mark is currently a senior at the University at Albany. His major is History with a minor in Political Science.
Mark has participated in different programs throughout his university career. He has previously been active in the University Jazz Ensemble.
He is also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. From September 2007-June 2008 he lived in England, spending his entire junior year abroad at the University of Nottingham. While there he traveled extensively through the UK and Western Europe, and visited parts of Scandinavia, including Iceland.
From September-December 2008, Mark worked as an intern with Watervliet City Hall in Watervliet, New York through the SUNY Albany "Special Projects in History" program. He researched the political history of Watervliet from the time period spanning the City’s colonial origins to its incorporation in 1896. After three months of research he wrote a 12 page booklet that gave a brief but informative overview of the topic.
This booklet is intended for the general public, and is currently in limited circulation. The purpose of this project was to educate those interested in the political history of Watervliet, New York and provide a basis for further research.
Mark is a former Eagle Scout and enjoys the outdoors and camping. He also enjoys traveling, and has previously traveled to Australia and has also lived in South America. Mark has previously worked in agriculture in Upstate New York, but is currently a part-time substitute teacher in his hometown of Geneva. He is interested in international relations and government.