Ugo graduated from Boston Latin School and attended Morgan State University for two years before leaving, due to lack of sufficient financial aid. He then joined the Marines and served for ten years, deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq. He also earned an associate’s degree at Hesser College and attempted to enroll at UMass Amherst through the Veterans Administration GI Bill. But a federal government shutdown halted his tuition payments and forced him to once again withdraw. This fall, he enrolled at Northeastern’s University College of Professional Studies, with the financial support of the VA and the Alray Scholars Program. When he’s not studying, he’s volunteering as a Pop Warner Football Coach for the Mattapan Patriots and as a supporter of local political candidates.