Marquis is a graduate student in the Jackson School of International Studies. Interested in transformative technologies, his intended research looks at the digital divide in rural Brazilian communities. Specifically, he is interested in how indigenous and marginalized communities negotiate inequitable access to digital technologies in order to take part in social, political, and economic growth.
Marquis earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he majored in History and minored in Data Science. During his studies he become interested in systems of power, and the construction of state mythologies. In the realm of data science he used R programming to analyze economic perception with relation to one’s political affiliation and reported income.
A heritage Spanish speaker, he is bilingual and currently studying Portuguese. A proud Husky, Marquis regularly attends Husky sporting events such as basketball, soccer, and baseball. He lives in the greater Seattle area with his wife, three children, cat, and fish. His hobbies include: reading, journaling, Texas style meat smoking, and all things Mariners.
Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Digital Technology.