Born Maracaibo, Venezuela, March 3, 1961.
Education: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Law Degree, Academic Distinction cum laude, 1991. Harvard University, Master of Laws, 1993; Fundayacucho Scholarship (Distinction: Recognition to Excellence). Universidad Central de Venezuela, Doctorate in Law, 1997 (thesis pending).
Professional Memberships: Member of the Bar Association of the Federal District.
Career: Alternate Representative to the National Congress, 1989-1994. Junior Partner of Tinoco, Travieso, Planchart & Núñez, 1994-1999. Partner of Tinoco, Travieso, Planchart & Núñez, since 1999.
Languages: Spanish and English.