Marques is recent graduate of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a 2012 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. He began studying Arabic at UCLA in 2010 and immediately fell in love with the language. He is originally from Los Angeles, California. This is his first summer with the Middlebury Arabic School. Marques hopes to travel and work in Washington D.C. or the Middle East in the near future in a consulting capacity.