Marques Anderson



Marques Deon Anderson (born May 26, 1979) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Anderson also played for the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in American Literature and Culture . In 2012, Marques earned his Master of Arts and Social Sciences with a major in Adult Learning and Global Change from Linköpings University in Sweden.

Anderson is the founder and director of the World Education Foundation, currently engaging in international research and development projects.[1]

During his final year, Marques met his mentor and decided to go in a different direction and leave his NFL career to move in a different direction, focusing on international socially responsible business.[2] Inspired by Paul Hawken and his book Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, he embarked on a new journey focused on contributing to the disciplines which highlight sustainability in, human, social, environmental and economic frameworks.

In 2007 Marques set out traveling through Europe for 10 months and South America for 5 months. During this time Marques collaborated and researched with, professors, tech companies, industry innovators, business leaders, along with local and government entities.

During this period, Marques created the World Education Foundation, also known as the WE Foundation. Since its conception in 2009 the WE Foundation has worked with an international network of experts, interns and volunteers, assisting in project structure and implementation, focused on 5 key developmental areas: Energy, Health, Education, Infrastructure and Sports. The organization is currently involved in multiple initiatives, including projects in Iraq, Western Sahara, Haiti, Norway and the DR Congo.

In 2011 and 2012 Marques took on the position of Athletic Director and Head Coach for the Norwegian American Football organization Oslo Vikings.[3] The Vikings went on to win league and national championships in both years. In 2012, the Oslo Vikings won league or national titles at every level in the Norwegian series from U-14 to Seniors.

Marques builds innovative platforms which establish sustainable global systems, through new market solutions, livelihood opportunities and the development of future cities around the world. Marques is currently interested in pursuing a PhD in Cyborg Anthropology, focusing on the intra-connection and relationship between technology and humans.


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