Mank was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but did most of his growing up in New Hampshire, and currently lives in Hawaii with his wife, two kids, and two dogs. In 2010, he graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and departmental honors for research in neuroscience. Towards the end of his undergraduate studies, Mank began working as a medical assistant at an orthopedic clinic where he originally became interested in becoming a PA.
In 2013, Mank joined the US Navy as an intelligence professional within Naval Special Warfare. Throughout his military experience, he was awarded multiple commendations for outstanding performance in intelligence and honored as his command’s Sailor of the Year. He was honorably discharged after six years of active-duty service.
After PA school, Mank is interested in working in underserved communities and providing disaster relief medical services. His interests include critical care, internal medicine, plastic surgery, and emergency medicine.
When he is not studying, Mank is usually hiking in the Ko’Olau mountains or playing in the Pacific Ocean.