Mario is the founder of Show Me Madrid, an educational program which allows foreign students to authentically experience Madrid and get immersed in Spanish culture. He grew up between the US and Spain and is a national of both countries. He knows both countries very well, and his bicultural upbringing left him with the desire to learn and experience new cultures. He decided to go on a long trip to India, Hong Kong, China, Germany, Hungary, and England. Throughout his travels, he was hosted by his friends, who were locals in each country. This experience helped him realize that travelers should be treated as guests. Because of his hospitable personality, he makes a great and very knowledgeable program coordinator.