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Mark specializes in education finance, data analysis, and strategic advising for education initiatives. Before joining Kitamba, Mark was the Director of Financial Strategy at the Newark Public Schools, where he led school-based and central office budgeting for the district and helped negotiate and implement its performance-based teachers contract. Previous employers include MDRC, Columbia University, and NERA Economic Consulting. He is based in Washington, DC and holds a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and a master's degree from Columbia University. Working at Kitamba allows Mark to pursue his passion for developing innovative solutions to our education system's pressing challenges.