Mario Chamorro is the founder and Chief Happiness officer of Make it Happy, a social venture dedicated to the prioritization of sustainable happiness in our work, our communities, and our governments across the globe. His family calls him "Happy Man," the media calls him the "Happiness Ambassador," and one of his mentors calls him the "Johnny Apple Seed of Happiness."
Mario, a radical optimist, community organizer, and happiness prankster, grew up next to an active volcano in Pasto, Colombia. In 2004 he left Colombia, moved to Boston, and learned English while waiting tables, parking cars, and teaching salsa lessons. A few years of hard work and good faith resulted in a Master's degree from Columbia University. He has held several positions on Wall Street, worked as an energy consultant in Boston, and organized anti-corruption programs in Colombia.