Javier has a Ph.D. in anthropology and an M.S. in Information Studies. Prior to joining Codeup, he had over 15 years of experience as an instructor in anthropology, Spanish, children’s literature, and coding. He was also a licensed New Orleans tour guide. He spent nearly two years in the Amazon rainforest working on digital preservation of Indigenous cultural knowledge. He is interested in digital archives, information organization, and metadata. He has worked as a freelance web developer, coding instructor, and consulting archivist. Javier loves history and children’s literature. He also enjoys the outdoors, ancient languages, and D&D.