Ernesto was born in Bronx NY, but as a child moved to Springfield Massachusetts. In 2011 he began his political career volunteering for local elections. From there, doors opened for Ernesto as candidates in his community were interested in having him work on their campaigns. From there, a candidate he helped elect to a Mayoral office asked him to manage his race for State Representative. After winning this seat, Ernesto served as the Representative’s Legislative Aide. Ernesto grew experience in writing bills, working on policy, and working directly with members of the community.