I was born in Caracas in 1987. With the support of my parents and a platoon of other awesome people I obtained an engineering degree, if I had been born in the 50's following this path would have been the perfect recipe to live the American dream in Venezuela due to its socio-economic conditions at the time, but it is not the case anymore. I graduated in 2011, getting this degree eventually led me to an ok-payed entry level job at a telecom company as a NOC engineer, earning what was a good salary considering the job market in Venezuela at the time, equivalent to 550$ a month calculated at the black market’s rate at that time (10.23 …


Javier Chávez

Born and raised in Venezuela, living and working in Lima, Perú.