Born in New York City and raised in Puerto Rico, Marcos has a background in public policy and project development on topics such as economic development, urban affairs and sustainability. He is currently the Director of Planning & Economic Development for the City of Holyoke and a board member of Pregones Theater in the Bronx.
Marcos has served the Governor of Puerto Rico as Deputy Advisor on Federal Affairs, Energy & Climate Change and as a Policy Analyst on his Transition Committee for Education. Most recently he taught Environmental Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Marcos also served as the Chief of Staff of the New York City Energy Policy Office at the City’s Economic Development Corporation, where he oversaw the City’s clean energy plans and has been a Land Use and Environmental Planner at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. He has also served many organizations as a policy and project consultant, including the Habitat for Humanity Latin America headquarters in Costa Rica, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Honduras Garifuna legislative caucus and the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company.
Marcos holds a dual Masters in Public Affairs and Urban & Regional Planning from theWoodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Puerto Rico. He lives in center city Holyoke, Massachusetts with his wife, Wanda Colón.