Jose was born in. Loiza, P.R. 1953, and raised in New York City. He received his BA in Computer Science from San Juan Community College in San Juan, P.R. He has raised his family in Chicago and considers himself proficient in knowledge of the diverse neighborhoods in the city. He is the vice president of the Puerto Rican Parade Committe and prides himself in being active within the Political Activist Independent Political Organization of Illinois. In 2017 he received his leasing agent license 2017 and has been helping community members find their perfect rentals across the city.