Marc Seidel

As the Health & Safety Manager, Marc works closely with country teams to support our Fellows, promote their safety and help them thrive with a healthy mind and body during their Fellowship experience.

Prior to joining Global Citizen Year, Marc worked for five years as a Trek Manager with the nonprofit buildOn where he prepared, supported and led international school construction trips abroad.  Marc has extensive experience in emergency response and risk management that he first acquired leading trail-construction crews in Alaska, Oregon and on the Pacific Crest Trail in California. Marc’s passion for learning through cultural exchange and service stems from his experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal. Having experienced the rigors and invaluable lessons of being immersed in a foreign culture, Marc has a strong connection with the Global Citizen Year mission and a great respect for our Fellows’ enriching journeys abroad.

Fluent in Sereer-Saloum, Marc holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and is a certified Wilderness First Responder with over 10 years of International Travel Medicine experience.