Lamarre Présuma holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Académie Nationale Diplomatique et Consulaire in Haiti and a bachelor’s degree in law from Université d’Etat d’Haïti. After the 2010 earthquake, Lamarre channeled his passion for community service by assisting in the recovery process: he worked as a translator for the disaster relief organization All Hands and Hearts and as a project director with Bonas and Beyond, a volunteer group affiliated with St. Bonaventure University. With the the nonprofit organization Resilience Haiti, he engaged delegations from the US and Canada to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Lamarre served for nine years as operations manager for Engineeering2Empower (E2E), a Notre Dame initiative in Léogâne, Haiti. In this role he led projects addressing systemic challenges to disaster resilience and conducted research with Notre Dame faculty and students. He also founded a network of innovation clubs using human-centered design and established the Haitian International Model United Nations. Lamarre prioritizes direct community engagement in all of his work. As a master of global affairs recipient, Lamarre is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship.