Early Life and Education
Chaparro is originally from Wharton, New Jersey .  He attended Fordham University where he participated in Fordham Economics Society, New Student Orientation, Residence Hall Association, and Campus Ministry.  Chaparro graduated in 2017 with a degree in International Political Economy and Theology . 
Early in his career, Chaparro interned for Religions for Peace, was a Conference Assistant for the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, and was an Anchor for WFUV .  During the summer of 2016, he worked in Marketing and Corporate Communications for NASDAQ .  In January 2017, Chaparro joined Business Insider as a Finance and Markets Editorial Intern.  Five moths later, he was promoted to Finance Reporter, focusing on the areas of crypto, fintech and market structure.