Cesar moved to Utah in 2015 from New York City, a city that gave him grit and determination, which would serve him well. He moved to the United States with his family when he was four years old from the Dominican Republic. As Cesar grew up and became an avid baseball player, he began to question his parents about why he couldn’t do some of the things his teammates got to do. He later came to understand what not having legal status would mean for him and his future. However, he wasn't fearful and didn’t see it as a hindrance but rather an impetus for his determination to succeed.