Antonio is originally from the Texas – México frontera/borderlands. He attended the University at Texas at Austin where he studied Philosophy. He has been active in the movement for environmental and economic justice since the early 1990’s. He moved to the Bay Area in 1995 and has been organizing with PODER since then. Antonio is PODER’s Organizational Director. He is currently on the steering committees of San Francisco Rising, Bay Rising, and the California Environmental Justice Alliance.