Paris grew up in South Los Angeles. He attended the University of La Verne, where he majored in Political Science and graduated in 2018. During his time at the University of La Verne, Paris became a student leader on campus through his participation in the Associated Students of the University of La Verne and residential life.
He has also been involved in local political affairs, by interning in the offices of Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer, then-Assembly Majority Floor Leader Chris Holden, and Congresswoman Karen Bass. Paris is a recent graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, where he was placed with Metrolink, Strategies360, First 5 LA, the OC Building Trades Council, and the Liberty Hill Foundation. He hopes to pursue a career in public transportation, urban planning, or housing development, to resolve some of the major issues in the built environment affecting low to middle income Californians.