Amilio was born and raised in San Diego. He went to traditional schools but always dreamed of a school like High Tech High. He got his bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering at MIT and followed up with a Masters in the same at UCSD. Amilio worked for 8 years as an engineer focusing on unmanned systems and “drones”. He worked in civilian and defense industries; at large companies and small start ups. All the while, he volunteered doing international development projects and science labs with local schools. After years of teaching science informally to all age groups, Amilio was thrilled to have the opportunity to join the team at High Tech High. He brings his love of science and engineering and a passion for helping people.