Ricardo Garcia is a Mexican American born and raised from the city of Compton, CA. Both of his parents migrated to the United States from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and is the youngest of three. Ricardo attended Compton Community College upon his graduation from high school. After getting rejected from every single university out of high school, he would use this as his motivation and aspired to transfer to a university. In 2017, he transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles and received a B.A. in Education and Chicano Studies. During his time at UCLA, he worked with Student-Athletes for the football program and was a peer mentor. Graduating from a university meant a lot to him as he was the first person to graduate from his family.
Once completing his undergraduate education, Ricardo would work for the USC Rossier School of Education as a College Advisor to continue his goal of giving back to the future generation and advocating for students. Here, he had an opportunity to provide students resources, and access, to a post-secondary education/plan. While working as a college advisor, he wanted to continue his education and applied to continue his education. He attended Teacher's College at Columbia University and is currently attending California State University, Long Beach to receive his master's degree in School Counseling.
His goal is to work with the future generation and provide them resources, equity, and an opportunity to achieve their future goals.