Working closely with student leaders, staff, faculty, and industry partners, Mark is thrilled to lead the way for the first official eSports program at a public research institution. Recognizing the opportunity to build on UCI’s strong gaming culture and take advantage of the massive world of eSports, Mark began developing a vision and plan for the UCI eSports program in 2015. Since coming to UCI in 2010, Mark has been advising student leaders and coordinating some of UCI’s largest and most successful events including coordinating six consecutive Guinness World Records. He helped create Soulstice – UCI’s premier talent show – and has taken other campus traditions to new heights. Mark has a B.S. in psychobiology from UCLA and a MBA at Cal State Fullerton Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. In his spare time Mark enjoys playing games with friends, spending time outside, and hanging out with his family.