Joel has a Master Degree in Political Science in the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle and a BA in International Business of the Technological Institute of Higher Studies. He is PhD candidate in Political Science in the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, France.

He has a comprehensive experience in public institutions such as the Ministry of the Public Function, where he has performed as Head of the Transparency Policies and International Cooperation Unit, Strengthening the Internal Control and Good Governance, CEO and Regional Operation and Social Audit, CEO; and the Federal Electoral Institute where he has performed as Electoral Professional Service, Executive Director Adviser.

He specializes in issues like transparency and access to information, fight against corruption, open government, subnational open government, accountability, inequality, ethics and culture of legality, citizen participation and so on