Americorp VISTA Student Capacity Builder
Mateo started at Heart & Hand in 2019. After completing their undergraduate degree in Comparative Ethnic Studies at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, they joined the team as the Americorp VISTA Student Program Capacity Builder. They seek to enhance equity and opportunity vis a vis education and lived experience. With a background in Outdoor Education and Recreation, their focus is on hands on experience and the conceptualization of personal capability. In their free time, Mateo is a rock climber, cyclist, runner, and a writer who enjoys the making and sharing of quality food.