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Mark is an assistant campaigns officer at the International Fund for Animal Welfare in Washington, D.C. where he works to increase protections for wildlife through policy change in the U.S. and abroad. Mark earned his M.S. in Conservation Biology and M.P.P. in Environmental Policy through the CONS program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before arriving at IFAW, Mark worked for The Wildlife Society and served as an intern for the Association for Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the National Wildlife Federation. Mark’s experience lies at the intersection of science and policy, bringing research experience to the lobbying field. He primarily works on federal and state policy and legislation that deal with wildlife trade issues, most notably the ivory trade and the pangolin trade. More recently, Mark has worked at the international level promoting pangolin conservation at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and the CITES Conference of Parties.