Mario Munar was born in Bogota, Colombia, and immigrated to the United States at 18 with the hope of continuing his university studies. His brother encouraged his move to the U.S., so Mario joined him in San Francisco. Mario now considers San Francisco his first home, having spent almost 10 years making memories here. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and has earned 3 associate degrees in the field of Kinesiology, Ethnic Studies and Business Administration.
In what started as a business school project, Mario launched "Cibo da Estrada," or “Italian Street Food” with a friend. Cibo da Estrada was their first business, and they sold delicious Italian food at San Francisco farmers markets and bars. While the project was put on hold because of the pandemic, Mario’s dreams of operating a small food business remain strong.
For the DreamSF Fellowship, Mario is placed at Mission Asset Fund (MAF), a non-profit organization that focuses on helping people become successful in their financial lives. At MAF, he works closely with the client services department, where he helps clients with various financial assistance applications.
In his free time, Mario enjoys going to music festivals with his friends, playing, and watching soccer games. But what he enjoys most is spending time with his family.