Dr. Nelson Araque was born in Colombia and has lived in Dania Beach, FL with his wife and daughter for over a decade. He has served as a catechist and professor of theology in various schools both in the United States and in countries such as Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico. He has taught theology at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, online theology courses for the Cyber Community for Faith Formation (CCFF) at the University of Dayton, and the School of Theology and Ministry at St. Thomas University in Miami, FL. He has also taught catechist certification courses for the Archdiocese of Miami Office of Catechesis. Recently, he was named the Hispanic Liaison of the Catholic Climate Pact. My research interests are environmental theology and Hispanic / Latino theology. As part of his academic training, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Letters from La Salle University in Bogotá, Colombia, a Master's in Pastoral Ministries from St. Thomas University in Miami, FL., And a Doctorate in Ministry and Practical Theology from Barry University in Miami, FL.