R.M. Anthony Cosio received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Operations under the Department of Engineering at San Jose State University in June 1977.  During his engineering studies he also acquired his FAA private pilots license and Power Plant Mechanics rating after concurrently completing his airframe and power plant certification.  He also completed Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia, although, he resigned his commission to attend Law School.  After completing his undergraduate studies he continued his post-graduate studies at the University of San Francisco, where he interned for one semester at the Marin County Public Defender’s Office as a certified legal intern.  He received his Juris Doctor degree in June of 1980.  After completing law school, he commenced employment with Lockheed Missile and Space Company in Sunnyvale, California as a Satellite Systems Engineer.  While employed at Lockheed, he attended school at night to pursue his Masters in Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.  In 1983, he relocated to Southern California to join Martin Marietta Corporation as a Senior Satellite Integration Engineer.  In 1985, he left Martin Marietta and joined Ultra Systems in Irvine California as a Senior Satellite Simulations Engineer.  In 1985, he continued his graduate studies and received his MBA in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University. In 1987 he left engineering altogether and began teaching college-level courses at local colleges. Courses he taught included Business Math.  In 1991, he was admitted to the California Bar and Began his law practice in Long Beach, California.  He resigned his teaching obligations and has successfully practiced law full time ever since, specializing in criminal justice.