Walter Francisco Mena MA. is a Leadership trainer for Latino Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Currently, he is one of the board members at United for a Fare Economy and adviser to the Board of Directors of The National Catholic Network of Pastoral Juvenil Hispana: LA RED. He also was part of the Process Committee of the National Colloquium on Pastoral Juvenil Hispana and V Encuentro for Hispanic Ministry. Walter Francisco has a Masters in Pastoral Theology from the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) at Boston College in Massachusetts. He was born in El Salvador, Central America. His studies in Philosophy, Bible, Theology, and Leadership formation as well as his Faith, pastoral, and organizing experience have helped him to be a companion of the young people and their reality, needs, aspirations and commitments, especially the Latinos Jovenes and their families.