Marcos Popovich joined the Foundation in 2015.
As the son of a Mexican-American migrant farmworker, Marcos Lucio Popovich has committed his career to creating opportunities for young people to thrive and promoting civic engagement in immigrant and low-income communities.
Prior to joining Nellie Mae, Marcos served as a fellow at the Barr Foundation and EdVestors where he supported grant making focused on reengaging disconnected youth, increasing supports and opportunities for young men of color, expanding learning opportunities beyond the school day, improving underperforming schools in Boston, and expanding access to arts education in Boston Public Schools.
Marcos also served as the Director of Operations at the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute where he directed national programs and campaigns promoting Latino educational achievement, leadership development and civic engagement.
Marcos holds a J.D. from DePaul University, a M.A. in History from Arizona State University, and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from Bowling Green State University. He serves on the Board of TSNE MissionWorks.