Zak Persing grew up in Boston and moved to Baltimore in July, 2016. He joined the United States Marine Corps after high school and upon returning home Mr. Persing attended Northeastern University where he received his B.S in Public Affairs and minored in Public Administration. After receiving an honorable discharge he transferred to the Marine Corps Reserves where he currently serves as a Non-commissioned officer in Maryland. While enrolled at Northeastern he was involved in several volunteer opportunities including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America where he served as a youth mentor. With a passion for public service, Mr. Persing joined the CollegeBound Foundation to ensure tomorrow’s leaders have the means and resources to be successful in college.