Alvaro De León González was born in San Jose, California, and moved to Mexico when he was 8 years old. In Mexico, he studied at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes and decided to transfer his credits to UWM to finish his civil engineering degree.
De León González chose to study at UWM because of the university’s high level of engagement with state and local organizations. In 2018, De León González landed a full-time position with the Milwaukee city government as an engineering drafting technician. UWM gave him valuable opportunities to network and connect with the Milwaukee community.