Mario Chamorro

Mario Chamorro was born next to an active volcano in Pasto, Colombia. In 2004, he moved to the US with no money, no language skills, no friends, but a good cousin to stay with. He has held several positions on Wall Street, worked as an energy consultant in Boston, and organized anti-corruption programs in Colombia. He was also a valet parking attendant during long winters, a waiter in Mexican restaurants, and taught salsa and Spanish classes in Manhattan to “make it happen” in NYC. Along the way, he has swapped stories with hippies, locals throughout three continents, former US presidents and even Nobel laureates, with whom he once shared the stage to give a speech in front of more than 3,000 people.  He spoke twice in TEDxBogota, TEDxLionRock in Hong Kong have attended several TEDx events, and was part of the TEDxSummit Qatar in April.  He also is an organizer for TEDxNewHaven, TEDxLionRock and a TEDxSalon in Bogota.