Juan Cangas grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska where he attended Grand Island Senior High. Juan’s uncle gave him a CD from the motivational speaker Anthony Robbins that got him interested in what drives human behavior. He knew then that a career in the social sciences was right for him.
After high school, Juan pursued a college education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln because he loved the Huskers and wanted to stay close to home. His interest in human behavior lead Juan toward a major in psychology. His stellar academic achievements did not go unnoticed and Juan was awarded both the Davis and Peter Kewitt Legacy Scholarships.