Shawn Jain joined The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research in April 2019. Prior to joining The Mark Foundation, Shawn was Director of Communications at Whitman-Walker Health, Washington, D.C.’s LGBT community health center. He led internal communications and marketing efforts for the 250-employee organization and served on its leadership team. Prior to that, he worked at the American Civil Liberties Union’s national office in D.C. as a media strategist, where he worked closely with the ACLU’s lobbyists and litigators to strategize on how the organization could best use communications tools to achieve the organization’s legislative objectives. Shawn graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Spanish, Political Science, and South Asian Studies. He recently received his MFA in acting in from the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University and has acted at regional theaters in Boston and Washington, D.C.