Ernesto is a citizen of El Salvador, he holds an LLB from the Central American University in San Salvador and an LLM in human rights from the Central European University in Budapest. He has also recently concluded an MSc in human rights and politics from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in London. Back in his home country, Ernesto engaged in community organizing and LGBTI activism documenting El Salvador’s LGBTI social movements.

Most recently, Ernesto has worked as a fellow for the Human Rights Campaign and as a legal fellow for the Rapporteurship on the rights of LGBTI persons at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, both in Washington D.C. Ernesto has also worked on issues related to migration, asylum & sexuality with the Freedom of Asylum Network in the United States and the International Organization for Migrations in San Salvador.

Ernesto commenced his 36-month Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship at Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública in Spain in January 2021.