Javier was born in 1989 in the southern city of Punta Arenas. He worked as a tour guide since 2007 in Punta Arenas. He lived 5 years in the United States, as an exchange student in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and as a university student.. He graduated in International Relations with a focus in Political Science from the California University of Pennsylvania. Member of the Australis expedition team since 2012. His interests include sports and outdoor life.