Hernán Guadalupe, whose family is from Ecuador, embraced Islam in 2001, while earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He has studied Islamic sciences at the Islamic Learning Foundation, American Open University, and University of Mishkah. He also spent a year in Cairo, Egypt, where he studied and completed the classical Arabic curriculum at the Fajr Center for the Arabic Language. Additionally, he holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is currently a PhD student in Business Administration at Walden University.
He has been involved in the work of dawah as a volunteer with organizations such as WhyIslam, the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center, and Islamworld.net. In 2005, he founded Hablamos Islam, Inc. (Formerly The PrimeXample Co.), a nonprofit organization focused on creating educational resources about Islam in the Spanish language. He has lectured about Islam at various universities such as Columbia, Montclair, Rutgers, William Patterson, Temple, Fordham, Johns Hopkins, and George Mason University.
Hernán Guadalupe currently works as an Engineer and serves as an undergraduate mentor for La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. at Stevens Institute of Technology.