Jorge is a first year Master’s in Environmental Management student at Yale’s School of
Forestry and Environmental Studies where he is concentrating in urban climate change
mitigation and urban ecology. By working on the analysis of complex urban environmental
problems, Jorge seeks to help in the creation of sustainable, human and nature driven, urban
developments. After earning his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at ITESO University in
Guadalajara, Mexico, he worked for two years at Mexico’s biggest green building consulting
firm, Civita, where he managed the LEED certification process for various projects in Mexico
City and Guadalajara. While at Civita, he earned his LEED Accredited Professional credential
in building design and construction. After being awarded a Fulbright scholarship, he started
his graduate studies at Yale. Most recently, his team and him were awarded best proposal
honors during the U.S. Department of Energy’s third annual Better Buildings Case
Competition (BBCC) held in March 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Nonprofit Organization for Philanthropic Architecture, Urban + Ecological Design.
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