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Mark Paes

Justin Watts

Mark is a third year student from Fairfax, VA.  He is studying Business Information Technology with concentrations Cybersecurity Management and Analytics and Computer-Based Decision Support Systems, with a minor in Data and Decisions.  He is working at LINK as a Research Analyst for Technology Assessment, and has been able to apply his background in assessing data in areas such as Cybersecurity and Geospatial Intelligence.

Along with his current position, he is also a research assistant at the Hume Center for National Security, and has previously worked as a Data Reduction Analyst for VTTI, and interned at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  He will begin his master’s degree next year, and hopes to pursue a career supporting National Security after graduation.

In his free time, Mark enjoys cooking and working towards his goal of hiking every trail in the New River Valley.