Matteo Adel is an American from Brooklyn with Jewish decent, he was over in Chenarus studying architecture. The reason behind this was the considerable pricing differences and his hobby interest in old soviet union controlled countries. Matteo was born and raised in Brooklyn with his five other siblings, three sisters and two brothers. His father was a drug store owner while his mother preferred to stay home and take care of the kids. His one brother is an insurance broker while his three sisters decided to get into the acting business, with the oldest boy helping Matteo's father in the drug store. The youngest, his little brother was still in High school. Matteo always had an interest in designing and blue printing since he was in middle school. He held a few side jobs before heading for university which included: Gas station employee, pizza guy, Grocery store clerk. The outbreak didn't start until three months after Matteo moved to Chenarus and started his studies. Once the panic started and the airways were closed down Matteo attempted to barricade himself inside of his dorm with his two fellow roommates, One being a Cherno Russian and the other being an Aussie. The Russian spoke little english so figuring out his exact name was difficult, but the Aussie's name was Mathew. After about two weeks of being barricaded in their dorm it was decided that they had to leave considering they had almost ran out of food. After eventually leaving the dorm they traveled together for about four days before Mathew was jumped by one of the sick.. He didn't last long. After we lost Mathew the moral was quite low and the next day Matteo woke up being abandoned by his Russian roommate.Now days Matteo is just wandering around living day to day.