Born to West African parents, Marcel is a man of vision-- determined to serve as an advocate for marginalized populations, domestically and abroad. He exudes a fiery passion for education that is only matched by his staunch commitment to underrepresented communities. Until every student, everywhere, was an equitable shot at experiencing a high-quality education, Marcel believes there is still work to do. He is a firm believer in the freedom gained through global exposure. Having earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree and a Masters of Science in Public Policy, he stands as a proud product of the historically Black college/university (HBCU) experience. Marcel has had the pleasure of serving under the Obama administration as a campus ambassador for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges & Universities (WHI-HBCU). He also served a three-year tenure as a member to the Board of Higher Education & Ministry for the United Methodist Church. At the appointment of Mayor Day, Marcel serves as an active member to the Salisbury Human Rights Commission since 2018. Professionally, Marcel has enjoyed a career of impacting the lives of students across various college and university campuses-- he now serves as a Financial Aid Director within the great state of Maryland. Having traversed the road less traveled, Marcel believes that the value of life rests more in the journeys experienced than the destination reached.