A native of Liberia, West Africa, Marcus immigrated to the United States when he was 14 years old during the Liberian civil war. He began his career in education, and after seven years as a middle school teacher, Marcus got his MDiv at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. Currently, he works with Providence and CrossPurpose in Denver, Colorado. Marcus published his autobiography, Catching Ricebirds, in 2016. He enjoys spending time with his wife & daughter and playing soccer. His dream is to increase literacy in West Africa.

Imagine 2019 speaker Marcus Doe shares his thoughts with TEDxMileHigh on literacy, revenge, the fear of success, and smelling like cheese. Find out what advice Marcus lives by and how you can support his big idea.

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This remarkable autobiography is a journey from terror, violence, and despair into freedom, peace, and joy. “Catching Ricebirds: A Story of Letting Vengeance Go” is Marcus Doe’s true story as a Liberian refugee who lost his family and fled his country, and ultimately learns to forgive and find peace again.

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