Staff

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Mark Jones

Mark has most recently served as an Academic Program Officer in the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach, Managing a wide variety of academic, personal and professional development programs as well as serving as an academic coach for the M-STEM academy. He has worked as an Assistant Professor of Music at Alcorn State University and the University of Tennessee at Martin teaching applied trumpet, music theory, music appreciation and brass methods courses. He has also performed with many orchestras and brass ensembles throughout the mid-west, south and Mexico.

He holds a bachelor degree (BM) from the University of Akron, a Masters (MM) and Doctorate (DMA) from the University of Michigan and a Performance Certificate from Northwestern University.

 

STUDENT ADMINISTRATOR

Ruth Marsh

Ruth is a native to Michigan and loves everything Michigan: the wines, the cherries, the bodies of water, Vernors, stroh’s ice cream, and of course Ann Arbor! She has been at the University for 27 years, with 6 years of that time spent as part of the Living Arts team. Her interests include outdoor related activities, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

PROGRAM ASSISTANT 

Darin Martin

Darin Martin is a  master’s student in the University of Michigan’s School of Education, where he is pursuing a Master’s of Arts degree in Higher Education with a focus on  Student Access and Success. He completed his BA in Music and Performing Arts Management through the University of Michigan. Darin also serves as a Graduate Student Instructor for the Michigan Marching Band, and a life member of the honorary band service fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi. Darin serves as the Coordinator of the Peer Mentorship Program for Living Arts.

 

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Estefania Escobar

Estefania is a second year undergraduate student in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, where she is pursuing a degree (B.S.E.) in Environmental Engineering. She was a first-year member of Living Arts 2016-17 and now serves as a bridge between the current Living Arts residential community and the Living Arts alumni community as President of the Alumni Board. Estefania is also a member of BLUElab Team NicarAGUA and participates in the Michigan Taekwondo Club.