Elmer Romero was most recently an educator working in the field of Adult Education as a program manager at Houston Center for Literacy. Previously, he developed program and oversaw local and federal contract and grant implementation for Baker Ripley/Neighborhood Centers, Inc. in Harris County. Before moving to Texas, he was the Director of Education for CASA of Maryland, Inc. He has a degree in journalism from the University of El Salvador and a diploma of advanced studies in popular education & community development from the university “Antonio Ruiz De Montoya”, the Jesuit University in Perú.

Mr. Romero is originally from El Salvador. He worked 15 years as the Director of Publications for Asociación Equipo Maíz, El Salvador, one of the most prestigious educational non-profit in Central America, using “popular education” methods that offer a democratic participatory vision of adult education.

Since 2000, he has been living and working in the United States with community-based organizations to support immigrant and refugee populations in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Texas. His passion is leadership development, education, and community organizing.