Mario Santamaria National Associate of Accounting

Born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, Mario migrated to the United States at the age of 18. Having moved to the predominantly Hispanic area of Union City, New Jersey, he experienced the challenges of urban education. Similarly, he was fortunate to come in contact with educators who were truly invested in his academic and personal growth. He was accepted into New Jersey City University where he obtained a bachelor’s in accounting. Prior to Educators for Excellence, Mario joined Verisk Analytics as an accounts payable associate and provided private consultancy for individuals.

Mario’s desire to be a part of E4E stems from his love for education and his past experiences with educators who motivated and inspired him to continue his personal growth.

"Education is a beacon of light that must accompany us throughout the journey of life."