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Some highlights of Mario's Career:
2024 Access/VSA International Network Mentor
Mario was named the 2024 mentor for the Kennedy Center's Access/VSA International Network! Mario is supporting a network of over 2,500 organizations and individual practitioners focusing on accessibility and Disability Justice.
DTM Keynote Speaker
Mario was the keynote speaker for the Design, Technology, and Management track at the 54th American College Theatre Festival in 2022.
Instructor - Accessibility Series
Mario facilitated RISCA's Understanding Neurodiversity and Enhancing Inclusion workshop for Rhode Island's Cultural Institutions.
2021 BIPOC Leadership Circle Fellow
Mario was a member of the 2021 cohort of ArtEquity's BIPOC Leadership Circle for Arts and Cultural Leaders from the USA and Canada.
NonProfit Innovation Lab Fellow
In 2021, through Mario's leadership, his organization became one of the 6 Fellows of the NonProfit Innovation Lab hosted by SEG and United Way.
Board Member and Co-Vice President
Mario is a member of the Board of Director of Sound Theatre Company in Seattle. In 2023, Mario served as a Board co-Vice President.
VSA Playwright Discovery Program Mentor
Since 2022, Mario has worked with the Kennedy Center's Playwright Discovery Program, supporting young playwright's with disabilities, as a Mentor, Panelist, or Adjudicator.
No More 10 of 12's Panelist
The United States Institute of Theater Technology invited Mario to speak about the negative impact some theater practices have on the disability community.