Salvador Macias was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona. During his time in high school he was very involved in the Arizona Association of Student Councils and rose to student body president. He then attended Arizona State University and joined Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science, a B.A. in Transborder Chicano/a Latino/a Studies and a minor in Spanish. After graduation he began to work with AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, a non-profit that aids high school students pursue their college education. After being inspired by the students he worked with, he decided go to Arizona State to seek his JD. He recently graduated, passed the state bar exam and hopes to practice as an immigration attorney.