Hello my name is Mark! I currently go to school at Columbia Univesity where I study Operations Research, a major that combines math, computer science, and economics to find ways to run an organization, buisness, or community more efficiently. I am currently using the skills from this major, such as statistical analysis, to find out disparities in my community, such as poverty rates, income levels, wage gaps, and literacy rates.
To further immerse myself in being an advocate for educational equity, I decided to join the Masa team. Masa is a non-profit organization based off of New York, and its main mission is to "partner with Mexican and Latino children, youth, and families in the South Bronx to develop strong learners and leaders who fully participate in and contribute to the larger community."
On my downtime, I love to run ! I have completed several 5Ks, 10Ks, and half-marathons and one full marathon. I love running because it is a great stress reliever and I get to see and pass by several awesome sights.
What better way to mesh my advocacy work and my favorite activity than by running in the New York City Marathon for a cause?! Recently, I was selected to run this highly coveted marathon for Masa in order to empower Latinxs in south Bronx, New York City, and across the U.S. through funding Masa's work in educating those students.
I am incredibly humbled to be given this opportunity, but Masa and I need your help! We cannot continue to provide educational resources to Latinxs if we do not allocate the money needed to do so! I have been given the task to raise $2,500 for this race before November 4, 2019. It may seem like a daunting task, but it is not because we have a lot of time to raise this amount! Everything counts— $1, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $50, $100, etc!
If you have any questions about the website please go to https://masany.org/ or email me at email@example.com. If you like to be kept abreast of my marathon running please visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/makeOURmark2020.
Masa and I thank you for your support! We appreciate your donation for empowering Latinxs all across the United States.
P.S. I will be announcing incentives for donators soon! Every donation will be getting something from me!