Born and raised in Roslindale, MA, Mateo is currently a rising senior at Boston Latin School located in the heart of Boston. As someone who is dedicated to social and climate justice, he has immersed himself in numerous leadership roles in clubs such as BLS B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Aspiring for Change and Knowledge) and YouthCAN (Climate Action Network). Mateo has also been participating in the annual Inquiry symposium at the Tufts University Institute for Global Leadership for 4 years, where he expresses his passion for international relations. In 2019, he travelled to Kenya where he spent time working with elementary and secondary school children on environmental community service as well as learning about the rich culture of the Maasai and Samburu peoples. Mateo will also serve as the President for the class of 2020. Hoping to one day become the American ambassador to the United Nations, Mateo is excited to contribute to the work of UNAGB and educate young people on the wide array of current global affairs.