Fausto is a researcher and consultant on political risk and security. He holds a Master's degree in War Studies from King's College London, where he focused on strategic theory, counterinsurgency and strategic communications. His professional career has been mainly in the Mexican government, particularly at the Ministries of the Interior and Foreign Affairs. He is member of the World Future Studies Federation (WFSF), the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI), the Mexico Research Centre for Peace (CIPMEX), and a non-resident fellow of the Mexican Navy Institute for Strategic Research (ININVESTAM). He has contributed scholarly articles and currently is working on three book chapters about conflict-security-development nexus, governance without statehood, and a comparative analysis of public security policies, respectively.