Cesar is a native Miamian that graduated from Miami Coral Park Senior High, Miami-Dade College, and Florida International University, earning his diploma, Associate of Arts in Computer Information Systems, and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology respectively. Additionally, Cesar graduated from FIU Summa Cum Laude through the Honors College in the Spring of 2012 and was an active member of several student organizations; GEP, UPE, ACM, and others. After graduation, Cesar went and completed two software engineering internships at Costa Farms and Ultimate Software which would eventually lead to an almost 4 year application development consulting career at Microsoft. Cesar ended his Microsoft career in 2016 to pursue a graduate degree and began a Computer Science master's degree at the City University of New York at City College. After 1 year attending CUNY City College, Cesar returned to Miami where he would finish his master's program in the Fall of 2019 and begin his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla, researching applications of Secure Multiparty Computation in the field of Robotics. He is now supported by a GEM Fellowship as he continues to pursue his Ph.D.