Mario Gutierrez is an OFE certified Financial Counselor for NYLAG’s Financial Counseling Division, and focuses predominantly on counseling clients and managing the Single Stop and NYCitizenship projects. Prior to joining the financial counseling team, he served nearly three years at The Financial Clinic as a financial coach and capacity builder. In that role he coached and counseled clients in 6 different locations across two programs on a variety of financial issues. Mario also worked on training financial coaches, counselors, and other front-line staff members in delivering financial development strategies and assisted in providing technical assistance to program managers. Mario has banking experience and interned for nearly a year at the United Nations and the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Mario is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from Baruch College and received his M.A. in International Relations from City College.