As a first-generation immigrant who migrated from Mexicali, Baja California to East Oakland and later to Stockton, CA, Leo has cultivated a bi-cultural and detribalized experience, that has led him to understanding first-hand how unjust systems play a role in marginalizing people of color. Leo attended CSU Monterey Bay and San Francisco State University where he focused his studies on Humanities and Communications Studies, Audio Engineering, Creative Writing and Social Action in order to understand the importance of the collective human story through culture, art, history, and story collecting. For over five years, he has served as Communications champion and beyond developing advocacy materials, narrative strategies, documentary photography and video, and operationalizing projects and policy campaigns for non-profit organizations. Leo utilizes his skills, personal experiences, and academic background through the lens of uplifting the narrative of the human condition in order to illuminate injustices and build inspiration through digital storytelling. Outside of work, Leo enjoys running, shooting street and documentary photography, composing music, digital art, and collecting rare vinyl records.