Christian Garcia was born and raised in San Diego County. After graduating high school, Christian attended UC Irvine where he received his bachelor's degree in political science and international relations. Christian then served in the United States Peace Corps for two years, teaching English in Cambodia.
After returning home, Christian earned his master's degree in public policy from USC. Taking his experience from overseas and combining it with his education in policy and international affairs, Christian went on to spend several years in the private sector, working in logistics and data analytics for companies involved in international trade.
For the past four years, Christian has worked as a high school teacher, primarily teaching math and social studies.
Christian is an active community member in Escondido, as the elected president of his Homeowners Association and as a member of several local community groups and organizations, such as the Latino American Political Association.
Christian's parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Growing up in an immigrant household taught Christian the importance of education and seizing opportunity. Christian is tri-lingual, speaking fluent Spanish which he learned from his parents, and Khmer which he learned during his time teaching in Cambodia. Christian currently lives with his wife and dog in East Escondido, close to his parents and four siblings.
Christian is running for the Palomar Community College Governing Board, Trustees Area 2 which covers most of Escondido and San Marcos.