Marc Zavarella

Aspiring Physician Marc Zavarella Serves in the United States Army

About Marc Zavarella

A veteran of the United States Army, Marc Zavarella earned his bachelor of science in adolescent education from the State University of New York at Oswego. While an undergraduate, he served as an assistant teacher at three schools in upstate New York and gained experience in both special needs and fully integrated settings. Working with students in the 9th through 12th grades, Marc Zavarella provided instructional support for U.S. history, politics, global studies, and geography classes.

After graduating from college, Marc Zavarella chose to leave his promising teaching career to join the United States Army, where he served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. During his service, he served as a machine gunner, rifleman, and part of an intelligence support team. Stationed in Vicenza, Italy, he deployed to Regional Command East in Afghanistan from July 2012 to March 2013. In addition to his patrol and security responsibilities, he met with tribal leaders and provided assistance and resources to local citizens. After receiving an honorable discharge in the fall of 2013, he is currently attending Columbia University in the City of New York as a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical student and 2nd degree candidate. He is pursuing BioPhysics as his area of focus. He is a member of the Charles Drew Pre-Medical society, the Columbia Milvets as well as the Sailing and Rock Climbing groups.

In his free time, Marc Zavarella enjoys many athletic activities, including physical fitness, rock climbing, running, and hiking. An enthusiastic traveler, he has visited numerous European destinations and aspires to visit Israel, the Egyptian pyramids, and the ancient sites of Constantinople, Troy, and Olympia.

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