Marcus Tran Degnan works as a grant associate at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, where he serves as a liaison for grantmaking programs including Catholic Sisters and the Equity Fund, as well as ensures grants meet proper legal, audit and internal compliance requirements. Previous to this role, he worked in development at both the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and Equality California.
Originally hailing from the swamplands of Central Florida, moving from coast to coast has afforded Marcus a wide exposure to a variety of social impact opportunities with a particular focus on Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. Currently, he serves as the Board Chair for Asian Pacific Islander Equality-Los Angeles (API Equality-LA) and as Board Treasurer to Viet Rainbow Orange County (VROC). He is also a Steering Committee member of Lacuna Giving Circle; a group of queer APIs pooling resources together to democratize philanthropy for organizations serving AAPI and LGBTQ+ communities.
Marcus holds a B.A. in English from the University of Florida and an M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA.