Nelson was born in El Salvador and raised in Los Angeles California. He earned his BA in Chicana/o Studies, History and Education at UCLA. He spent the next fourteen years living in New York City where he earned his MA in Higher Education from Columbia University and worked as an academic advisor for CUNY. He’s happy to be back in the best coast, the west and looking forward to working, learning and being inspired by students, colleagues and of course Colorado! He’s a foodie who enjoys 90’s hip hop, traveling, sports, the outdoors and art that speaks to the experience of people of color.