Born in Brazil to Peruvian parents, Andre Valdivia immigrated to the U.S. as a two-year-old and has lived his whole life in the North Dallas area. Valdivia attended St. Patrick Catholic School in Richardson, Jesuit College Preparatory School, graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree and earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. Valdivia has been an active volunteer in his parish, St. Joseph, teaching faith formation for sacramental preparation and starting the mobile food pantry ministry in partnership with the Catholic Charities Dallas. He has supported Young Catholic Professionals as a contract consultant. Valdivia resides in Richardson with his wife, Tiffani, and three children.