Although Mario was born in Colombia, he considers himself a World Citizen. He has lived in five countries, speaks Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese fluently, and has some knowledge of French and Mandarin. He has worked since he was 19 to pay for his studies and his traveling. From working as a gardener and a housekeeper to a forensic engineer, Mario has successfully built his own international career path. Mario enjoys getting inspired by TED lectures and non-fiction books, particularly on the subjects of leadership, social psychology and futurism. Three of his greatest hobbies are bartending, socializing and dancing. Mario sees himself as a connector. He dreams with living in a more united world — a visa-less territory.