A citizen of Ghana, Mark graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2018 under the Department of Mathematics. After his undergraduate study, he was awarded a scholarship from the Mastercard Foundation to pursue a master’s in mathematics at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), in Ghana, in 2019. Mark has a great interest in using mathematical models to better understand the dynamics of infectious diseases to inform public health decisions. Mark is currently a second-year PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Caroline Trotter. His research focuses on the epidemiology and control of meningitis in Ghana: an application of mathematical modelling.