Marcus Rasmussen


Marcus is a recent TFA alumnus who served as a 3rd and 4th grade STEM teacher for two years at Rocketship Discovery Prep in San Jose. Marcus guided the school's student government and supported a variety of councils and committees in the school community. This summer, Marcus taught 8th Grade Humanities locally at Aim High.

Marcus hails from Washington, DC, where he attended a Jesuit high school that catalyzed a passion for studying how to mitigate social injustice. At the University of Virginia (BA in Public Policy & Leadership, 2017), Marcus fanned this interest through youth volunteer work in the community and in Sao Paolo, Brazil. At the World Bank, he implemented a youth employment initiative in Pakistan that intersected local culture and technology. As such, Marcus is interested in the ways technology can be leveraged to improve opportunities in tomorrow’s world; these interests sent him to study sustainability in Denmark and later support Wilson Center research on biotechnology.

At TPS, Marcus is eager to learn all he can alongside his colleagues, students and their families as we together endeavor to model how the impacts of social injustice can be ameliorated through education of the whole student.