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Mark is a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland interested in the science and practice of marine conservation, particularly with regards to fisher compliance with management rules. His current work focuses on understanding the diversity of motivations that lead to fisher noncompliance, developing a better terminology to talk about illegal fishing, and piloting the use of fisher surveys to improve compliance with fishery and protected area management. Mark conducts his work as a PhD student with the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University and closely aligns his work with the school’s Conservation Criminology initiative. He received his master’s degree in international economics and environmental policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 2010 and his bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Prior to his research at MSU, Mark worked with the World Wildlife Fund to promote rights-based management for fisheries in Latin America and the Pew Charitable Trusts to advocate for progressive reforms of the European Union’s deep-sea fisheries management regime. Mark’s interest in conservation criminology results from his passion for the ocean and his long-standing fascination with why people “break the rules.”