Marvin Crespin-Gamez was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California at Riverside in June 2012. At UC Riverside, he majored in Latin American Studies. Shortly after graduating, he was accepted into Peace Corps as part of the team designed to re-launch Peace Corps’ operations in Nepal. As a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Marvin was assigned to implement a USAID funded food security project in the Western Hills of Nepal. In collaboration with Nepali counterparts, he designed and executed agriculture, malnutrition, and maternal and child health projects. By the culmination of his experience with Peace Corps he had aided in the establishment of a Nutrition Education Center designed to meet the community’s health and agricultural needs.
As a 2015 Payne Fellow, he completed a Congressional internship on Capitol Hill in Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) office. Marvin aspires to obtain his Masters of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkley and enter the Foreign Service as a USAID Health Officer within Bureau of Global Health.