Marlon is an entrepreneur and writer who is committed to helping people reach their full potential. He believes that the stewardship of our young is a biological imperative and thus our ultimate priority. He pursues this priority daily with his own six children and the work that he does with TechTrep.
Born in Jamaica, Marlon immigrated to the United States at the formative age of thirteen. He grew up in Connecticut where he earned his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the University of Connecticut–Go Huskies! Marlon served as the president and CEO of a financial services company before leaving to write his first book, Reminder to Self. Since then he has promoted literacy and social studies through executive and consulting roles at companies such as Imagine Learning and Studies Weekly. He has worked with school superintendents, legislators, and lobbyists across the country to influence legislation for statewide initiatives to serve the most students at the lowest cost.
In his current role, Marlon works with educators and legislators across the world to create STEM opportunities for students in the early grades to capitalize on the 21st Century STEM economy through public/private partnerships in education. He is motivated to influence a world where his children can play, create, collaborate, and reach their full potential. Marlon is noted for saying, “The best way I know to make sure my kids reach their full potential is to ensure that all kids reach their full potential—adults are just big kids.”
Read Marlon’s latest article: The Urgency of STEM for Black and Brown Communities