Juan is a first-generation college graduate. He is from Long Beach, CA, and attended Long Beach City College before transferring to UC Berkeley. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Education. He joined the UCSB campus in 2019, where he has been advising students in the College of Letters and Science. Juan is currently a Ph.D. student at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UCSB, focusing on education policy, program, evaluation, and research methods. Juan enjoys a good novel and going to the gym during his free time.