Mario is Coursera’s Regional Manager for Latin America and is responsible for developing data-driven strategies to bring the best education to more than seven million learners in Spanish speaking countries. In the past, Mario served as a VP of Marketing for SOMA messenger, where he secured 10 million downloads within 30 days of launching the app. It became the fastest growing messaging app in internet history. Mario has been a speaker at 10 TEDx events internationally; he gave a talk at Google Headquarters; he spoke before a United Nations panel; and he lectured at universities including MIT, Harvard, Columbia, and Yale among others. Mario has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.