Arturo was born in Mexico and has lived in the Peninsula since he was 5 years old. He grew up in Redwood City and East Palo Alto and attended John Gill Elementary School and Sequoia High School. Arturo has always had a passion for helping "at risk" youth and began working at Sequoia High School as a Youth Mentor, where he was able to work with students below their grade level in English, Math, and Reading. Alongside his passion for helping youth, Arturo also has a passion for giving back to the East Palo Alto community.
Arturo joins the Primary School from Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy (EPAPA), where he served as the Business Manager overseeing school operations. There, he directed a number of strategic initiatives intended to improve student enrollment, family communication, facilities, and overall school image. Prior to EPAPA, Arturo worked at the East Palo Alto Charter School's (EPACS) Special Education Department. Arturo strongly believes that education and health go hand in hand and should be accessible to everyone regardless of their socio-economic status. After learning about The Primary School and how its team believes in the importance of unifying health with education, he decided to embark on this journey and continue to help his East Palo Alto community.
Arturo attended both the College of San Mateo and the University of San Francisco where he received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology.