Born in Northridge, California, Christopher Pineda is a native of the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Christopher's foray into science and technology began at a young age, thanks in part to his exposure to video games and Legos. In grade school, chemistry sets and physics experiments were commonplace in the household as his interest in science grew. In high school, he co-founded his high school’s robotics team, shifting his academic goals from physics to electrical engineering after self-learning C, C++, Python, and digital circuits.