Santa Monica, CA
MA in Nonprofit Management '15
"The Nonprofit Management program has given me a broader perspective than I had before I entered the program. It asks you to think about ‘what if?’ What if you could take your program to a larger community, expand it to serve a larger constituency? That’s made a big difference in the way I approach my work. I think about how I can use what I’m learning to serve not only my organization and our clients and stakeholders better, but how I can share it with others and perhaps become an advocate at a state or national level, to have an even bigger impact... We’re learning the material through guest speakers, through current, up-to-date readings, through site visits to wonderful programs…"
Mario is the Director of the After School Arts Program at LA’s BEST, which provides a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for elementary school children, and founder of the socially-conscious artist collective LA ArtLab. Mario’s interests include dancing, reading poetry, and foreign language movies.