Mark Nelson is a J.D. candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. He has previously worked as a legal intern in the policy and advocacy team at CIVICUS, a civil society organization located in Johannesburg, South Africa which monitors global legal systems to ensure freedoms of association, assembly and expression for civil society groups. He has lead-authored a report to the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights Defenders, and has been published on openDemocracy. Prior to law school, Mr. Nelson worked as a legislative assistant in the Utah State Governor’s Office under the administration of Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., and volunteered at Fair Boundaries, a civil society organization campaigning for the creation of a bi-partisan citizen’s commission to draft legislative boundaries in the State of Utah. Additionally, he spent time working in Tianjin, China and Seoul, South Korea. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Utah and, in addition to learning Korean, is functional in spoken Mandarin Chinese.