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Mark first joined Rotary through his high school’s Interact Club in 2013, where he served as Secretary and President. The club consistently raised thousands of dollars each year for various charitable organizations and is proudly partnered with the Rotary Club of Geneva, NY. In a high school of 600 students, the club has consistently maintained membership of over 100 students.

In 2017, during his first year of college at American University in Washington DC, Mark founded the Rotaract Club of American University, with the assistance of the Rotary Club of Federal City. The Club chartered at a US record for college based Rotaract Clubs (101 members) at the Embassy of Pakistan.

Since its chartering, the club has logged thousands of hours of community service in the DC community, mainly targeting improving situations for those who are homeless. Each year, the club takes an annual service trip to Costa Rica, where it brings arts and crafts supplies, sports equipment, and other goods to a local school.

Mark has been involved in countless RYLA conferences, international Rotary events, and has visited clubs in several countries. He was 1 of 100 Rotaractors invited to attended the International Pre-Assembly in San Diego in 2019. This was the first time Rotaractors had ever been invited. While attending, Mark and other Rotaractors were able to engage in discussion with Rotary International Leadership on strategies to engage the future generation of Rotarians. Mark was also a finalist for the Rotary Peace Fellowship in 2019. 

Outside of Rotary, Mark is a first year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. In addition to his legal studies, he is planning to sit for the Certified Public Accountancy Exams in the future. In his free time, he enjoys reading and getting involved with his local community.