Mark Bazin

Chief Technology Officer
Cristo Rey Network

In college, Mark found himself strongly pulled towards education where he volunteered as a tutor for a local elementary school. Upon graduation, Mark worked at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, teaching AP computer science and working as a network technician.

After a graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon, and a few years with Ernst & Young in information security and computer forensics, Mark returned to education to be part of the founding of Cristo Rey Jesuit, a new high-school in Houston where students would go to school four days a week and work at a major company in the city for one day.

Six years after co-founding the school in Houston, Mark became the first Chief Technology Officer for the Cristo Rey Network. Mark helps schools be successful using technology, and leads major national initiatives. Mark's primary initiative is building and implementing Corporate Work Studyforce, an application to manage each school's Corporate Work Study Program.

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