He grew up in Princeton and graduated from Buxton School in Massachusetts. At Princeton he was a Near Eastern Studies concentrator and played intramural soccer, and basketball. Mark earned a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from New York University and a law degree from Temple. He practiced law in Philadelphia, where he was also very active in progressive politics. Mark and his family moved to Dubai in 2007, where he advised businesses in the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America on matters of infrastructure-project finance, engineering, regulatory affairs, labor law, and technology.
Mark never went into anything halfway. Anyone having a conversation with him could learn a lot about politics, science, world culture and cuisine, the chemistry of cooking, men’s fashion, medieval Islamic banking practices, and many other subjects. Mark was fluent in Arabic and Farsi, and he was an accomplished weightlifter known in gyms on several continents.
The class extends its deepest condolences to Mark’s wife, Alison Gordon Tulloss ’90; children Owen and Lily; his mother, Bonnie Schorske; his father, Rod Tulloss, and stepmother Mary Tulloss; brother David and sister-in-law Damia; and nephews Elias and Levi. Mark’s sister, Sarah Elizabeth Tulloss, predeceased him.