Fernando earned a BA in Latin American History with a minor in Economics at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He went on to receive his JD from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles and has been a member of the State Bar of California ever since. Fernando spent the decade prior to entering the Society practicing law in Southern California as a civil litigator with emphasis in commercial, real estate and construction law. He credits his Georgetown experience for firing the Jesuit spark within him and inspiring him to ultimately join the Society. He completed his First Studies at Loyola University Chicago. He is completing his Regency whilst working as the Global Policy and Advocacy Officer for the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar in the Office of Justice and Ecology located in Nairobi, Kenya.