Mateo joined SOAR! in 2018 and spent about 8 years working in nonprofit sector. He primarily worked on the development end as a grant writer and program coordinator for several international/domestic based organizations in the area. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Political Science and Sociology degree in 2013. As the donor database coordinator, he is in charge of coordinating the processes of gift entry, acknowledgment, reconciliation and reporting for the organization.

Originally from Bolivia, Mateo has been in the DC metro area for most of his life and currently lives in the city. During his free time, he likes to step out and explore the undiscovered pockets of Washington DC with his friends.