I was born and raised in the Pico-Union Neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. I am the son of two undocumented immigrants who came to the United States for a better life. Growing up an inner-city kid I had seen it all and I knew what society expected of me. So, that pushed me to break societal norms. I now hold a Master’s of Arts in Applied Anthropology from California State University, Long Beach. In my young career, I have worked for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office conducting research on gangs to working in the jail system. In 2019, I took a leap of faith and left my hometown of Los Angeles to become an LHIP intern in Skagway, Alaska. Because of that experience and all the amazing mentors, I meet in my journey with LHIP. I was able to secure a job with the Social Security Administration in Chicago, Illinois. In my position, I assist the elder, the disabled, and survivors in completing and processing their benefits applications.