Born and raised in Brooklyn, Angelo worked in real estate sales and rentals and as a project manager for a family owned boutique real estate development firm. He graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in oceanography and marine science, with a concentration on how marine ecosystems react to an array of anthropogenic impacts. His studies have led him to understand that urban planning, real estate development, financing and risk have become interconnected more than ever. As our climate changes, populations grow and more cities become interested in waterfront development. After graduation, Angelo worked with a not-for-profit in the New York City public schools, teaching environmental literacy and consciousness with particular focus on the effects of plastics pollution in marine ecosystems. In addition to his real estate and environmental work, Angelo is a Special Projects Manager for BACAS, a not-for-profit Arts and Cultural Center being launched in Southern Italy. He has interned at the United Nations with the Manhattan Multicultural Youth Program and still maintains strong bonds with the program administrators. He speaks fluent Italian and Spanish.