Joel is 29 years old and originally from San Salvador, El Salvador. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health with a community focus from the Universidad de El Salvador. He has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua.
Joel has been the Coordinator of the Salvadoran Youth Platform for Sexual Rights and Reproductive Rights and has participated in the Regional Coordination of the Latin American Network of Positive Youth. He has worked since 2015 as a Technical Coordinator for UNFPA. Joel is the Founder and Executive Director of the Red de Adolescentes y Jóvenes Positivos en El Salvador.