Mark came to the US from the Philippines in 2000 as a Packard-Gates fellow in Population and Reproductive Health. After the program, he served as Research Associate of the Population and Reproductive Health Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, supporting their grant making activities in Africa and Asia. After his 4-year stint with the Packard Foundation, Mark served in the non-profit sector (with AACI), specifically working for the Asian American communities in the South Bay Area. Mark’s work in the Santa Clara County has earned him recognitions and become a recipient of the Mover of Mountains Award from the Martin Luther King Junior Association of Santa Clara Valley. His contribution in the HIV/AIDS has also been recognized by the HIV/AIDS Council in the County. Mark has left the non-profit sector and is now working as a Software Engineer at JP Morgan and Chase.
Parangal, Board of Directors Member
Despite his move to the corporate world, community service and volunteering remain to be an important aspect of his life. As an avid fan of the Parangal Dance Company, Mark has been a long-time supporter and volunteer of the group since its inception. He has volunteered in varying capacities on a number of group’s local performances. Mark has also served as a Board Member of the API Family Pride and a past member of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.