Jesus Arrizon comes from a farm worker family of fourteen that emigrated from Mexico in 1976. His father worked in the lettuce fields for over 30 years and one of his main goals in life was to provide his family with the opportunity to finish college and become part of the American dream. Jesus received his Associate of Science degree in Medical Technology, from Arizona Western College. He went on to complete an Engineering Degree at the University of Arizona. After working for 13 years in the mining industry, Jesus decided to change careers by going into the educational field. He completed a Masters of Education degree from the University of Phoenix, and since then, he has worked for the Gadsden Elementary School District 32 and Arizona Western College for the past eleven years.