Mateo just graduated from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, earning a Master in Public Administration in Sustainable Management. Mateo was also Chair of the student association "Transport Presidio" - dedicated to the education of sustainable transportation. His hoobbies include hiking, Toastmasters, and reading - a favorite for graduate students. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mateo has a Bachelors in Sociology from CSU Northridge, and is a 2016 Fellow for the World Energy Innovation Forum. Currently an advocate for the developmentally and physically disabled community at the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center, Mateo educates clients on American with Disabilities Act (ADA) rights, cooperatively finding solutions towards their mobility independence. Mateo's interest in transportation is especially focused on social equity, and making sure all riders have access to quality transit.