In 2012, Antonio Reza was convicted of a violent felony. Upon release from prison, he was determined not to become a statistic and enrolled a Ohlone College. While there, he earned most of the awards offered by that campus, graduated with three associate degrees, and maintained a 4.0 GPA. He then transferred to the University of San Francisco, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and minored in legal studies and sociology. Upon graduation, he earned every award offered by his department, including valedictorian.
Recently, Antonio earned his juris doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law. He was a clinical law student for he Northern California Innocence Projects, where he helped with legislation and free wrongfully convicted people. He became a best-selling author on Amazon and a TEDx Talk speaker. He was the first student-president of the National Justice Impacted Bar Association, an executive board member and rhe Northern California student representative of the California System Involved Bar Association, and the VP of external affairs for the Student Bar Association at SCU Law. He also was a Panetta Fellow at the Panetta Institute for Public Policy.