Juan Carlos Carranza is originally from San Diego, California and attended Brown University, which he graduated from in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is currently in his second year with the National College Advising Corps, serving at Central High School in Providence, RI. As a first-generation college graduate, Juan Carlos knows the barriers students face when applying to and enrolling in institutions of higher education. He joined the CAC out of a desire to provide students with opportunities and resources which they may not otherwise access. In his free time, he is an avid consumer of comic books—currently splitting his time between three X-Men titles. Juan Carlos one day hopes to publish his own graphic novel saga that he began writing in the fifth grade.