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Marco is a Jesuit priest and anthropologist committed to the promotion of the universal right to a quality educación. Currently residing in Panamá, Marco is country director of Fe y Alegría (FyA), part of the international network of schools and other social services present in 23 countries on three continents. Prior to that, he was the executive secretary of Fe y Alegría International, based in Bogotá. Marco has also been president of Instituto San José, a Jesuit school in Honduras, and served on the Board of the local FyA schools network. In Nicaragua he coordinated a pastoral program for the FyA schools and served on the Board of the Local Development Fund (FDL), leader entity providing credit services to disadvantaged sectors. In the U.S., Marco was a high school teacher and Admissions Director at Arrupe Jesuit High, a Cristo Rey Network school offering college-prep education and a Corporate Work-Study Program for inner-city youth in Denver, CO. In El Salvador he coordinated a School of Political Education and was an instructor at the School of Pastoral Theology of the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), providing political education/theological reflection for rural and marginalized youth. He is a Fellow of the tenth class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.