John graduated with his BASW in 2021, and he is currently an MSW candidate with a concentration in Strengthening Organization and Community at the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. Before coming to UC Berkeley, John served four years in the United States Marine Corps and eventually assumed a leadership role as Field Artillery Section Chief. During that time, he learned how to become an effective leader and advocate for the welfare of his Marines, and that is also when he developed the vision and career goal to continue serving his fellow veterans after his military service.
John is married and has two children, Liam (10) and Chloe (6). He is also an active member in his children's elementary school and the school district, advocating for school safety and parents' participation. John currently resides in Union City. He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, bike rides, and camping with his family. John is also a long-time motorcycle rider enthusiast and enjoys both solo and scenic group rides during his spare time.