Jose Miguel Pulido Leon was born in the city of Ventura, CA and raised in a loving intergenerational home in Santa Paula California. He was surrounded by three generations of Pulido's, Leon's, and Frias's from Michoacán, Jalisco, and Aguascalientes, Mexico. Jose's family instilled a great sense of social responsibility to his community. He attended and graduated from the public school system in Santa Paula, CA. Jose attended and graduated from Ventura Community College Liberal Arts A.A., UCLA History B.A. and most recently California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with a Master Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. Jose is very politically active and believes in the power of community organizing to create a more socially just society.