Zach Marks is a junior at Yale University where he is majoring in Ethics, Politics, and Economics with an Urban Studies concentration. This summer, he interned at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Zach writes a food column for the Yale Daily News which has been covered in The New York Times and on National Public Radio's Here & Now.
He serves as education policy director at The Roosevelt Institution, the nation’s first student think-tank, coordinating the efforts of students at about 50 colleges and universities to conduct policy research and draft policy proposals focusing on college accessibility. He also works in Yale's Office of Undergraduate Admissions where he administers the Student Ambassador program which reaches out to low-income high school students to help them navigate the admissions process.
This past year, Zach served as secretary of the Yale College Council, Yale’s student government, where he worked on issues ranging from University financial aid reform to economic development in New Haven.
Zach enjoys competing in triathlons, cooking and sampling ethnic cuisines and exploring cities by foot.