John grew up in the East Bay.
He has a degree in Communication from the University of California, Davis. His career started in education at a charter school in Oakland for low-income families. Afterward, he served in various customer-service-oriented roles before settling down at a Medical Technology start-up specializing in minimally invasive cervical spine fusion. During the pandemic, he was able to take a step back and decided to make a pivot in his career. Choosing a path in Higher Education, John is thrilled to start his first year at Stanford to serve in Student Services, a well-balanced blend of his passions and past experiences. John is a homebody at heart but enjoys the ocean, photography, and treasured moments with family and friends.