Marquis Hawkins is a dynamic and devoted millennial committed to closing the opportunity gap between underrepresented communities and their affluent counterparts. He has worked tirelessly for many public servants including: Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Texas State Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway. Marquis accepted a position as a Corps Member in Teach For America Houston at KIPP Sharpstown College Prep in Southwest Houston.
Marquis was a 2012-2013 member of the Board of Directors for the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. He currently serves on the boards of CitySquare, YP4, and others.
He holds a Bachelors in Political Science from Morehouse College and a Masters in Public Administration from Cornell University. Marquis was an Education Pioneer Fellow and recently served as the Special Projects Coordinator for the Human Capital Management department at Dallas ISD. He is currently a candidate for Dallas ISD Trustee, District 5.