Marcus Levine graduated as the valedictorian of his class from Coral Springs High School in Coral Springs, Florida. Marcus is now a rising sophomore at Columbia University (CU), where he is pursuing a degree in Astrophysics and Philosophy. He is an editor for the online campus news source, Bwog, and treasurer of the CU Swing Dance Club. Marcus is actively involved in the theater community on campus and works as a technician in the student performance space, Lerner Hall. He also works for the Astronomy department's public outreach program, and is currently conducting research on cataclysmic variable stars with the department.