Mano was born as an Angolan refugee in Namibia. From age 6, he grew up in St. Louis and moved to Seattle in 2008. Later, Mano received an MSW at the University of Washington where he first connected with the Social Justice Fund as a Practicum Student and Giving Project member. Mano has done some work with Got Green, Freedom Project, the Hillman City Collaboratory, and served on the SJF board before starting as the Donor Relations Manager. He loves doing grassroots organizing work within communities and hopes Donald Glover will be available to play him in the movie depiction of his life.