Ivan was born and raised here in San Diego, CA. Ivan is a first generation Mexican-American, born to two Mexican immigrants from Guadalajara (mom) and Zacatecas (dad). Ivan is the third of six children, and the first in his immediate family to graduate from college. Ivan is currently attending SDSU to get his bachelor’s degree in English single-subject so he can begin his teaching career! He began working at High Tech High in February of 2020 as an Academic Coach. This year, he will be continuing his role as an AC and is excited to be welcoming the new 9th grade class this year. Ivan recently adopted a miniature-schnauzer named Milla (after Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil movies)) and has been busy taking care of her during quarantine. Other than that, Ivan’s hobbies include gardening, yoga, tanning, playing video games and spending time with his awesome partner Ty.