Mark Mariano is an Australian-born Filipino editor, writer, host, speaker, and panellist from Doonside. Mark completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at Western Sydney University in 2017, and currently works at SBS.
Proudly queer, Mark’s editorial and contributor work spans across Mamamia, ABC, and SBS (SBS Filipino, SBS VOICES, and SBS PopAsia). He is also part of the Sweatshop Western Sydney Literacy Movement, and his debut poem collection, ‘Down From Doonside Station’, was published in 2019 in collaboration with Red Roomy Poetry.
Mark is passionate about multiculturalism, social equality, and mental health awareness. He has worked closely with organisations like Headspace, and currently volunteers as the editor for The Western. Mark has also represented Australia twice at the Harvard University Project for Asian International Relations, a conference dedicated to connecting entrepreneurial minds across the world.