Born and raised in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Jorge grew up in Chicago, moving to New Mexico in 1997. He holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Chicano Studies and Latin American Studies. In addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Education (Language, Literacy and Socio-Cultural Studies) and an MBA from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. Jorge is Senior Program Director at UNM’s El Centro de la Raza. His research and entrepreneurial activities are focused on creating initiatives and projects that support the social, cultural, political and economic development of local and indigenous communities. He has been a guiding force in EPdE’s founding and realization.