In 2012 Marco graduated from Hope College with a double major in chemistry and Spanish. After graduation, Marco worked as the men’s program coordinator at Pioneer Square Transitional Housing in Seattle before starting medical school. He earned his doctor of medicine in May 2017 from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Then Marco moved to Boston for residency training in both internal and preventative medicine. In 2021 he furthered his education by earning a master’s in epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health. Utilizing his skills, he is now stationed in South Carolina with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service, an elite applied epidemiology fellowship. Marco joined the U.S. Public Health Service and serves as a lieutenant commander. He has deployed with the CDC to serve Afghans after many were repatriated to the United States and to Southern Africa to assist in polio eradication. “The theme of service continues to be a guiding light in my work, from a public health doctor in Boston to my work for the CDC with monkeypox in South Carolina,” Marco writes. Marco continues to serve as a light of hope as he uses his expertise across the globe.

Hope College is proud to honor Marco Tori ’12 with the 2022 10 Under 10 Award. The 10 Under 10 Award honors emerging leaders who are making significant contributions by living out their callings; engaging in the local and global community through professional and/or volunteer involvement; and using their education to think about important issues with wisdom and clarity. Award recipients also communicate effectively to bridge boundaries that divide human communities and act as agents of hope living faithfully into their vocations. Designed for alumni who are within 10 years of graduation, these awards are presented by the Hope College Alumni Association. Make a nomination today.

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