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Jorge manages the Blue Carbon Initiative, including the International Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group, and supports coastal adaptation and mitigation projects globally. Jorge earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Jorge was born in Texas, but was raised in the USA-Mexico border town of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. Jorge received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2006. After graduating, Jorge moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for the Ecological Society of America as the SEEDS Student Coordinator and helped the organization promote the science of ecology and recruit the next generation of scientists through fellowships, leadership meetings, and national and international field trips. After his time with SEEDS, Jorge completed his Master of Science from the School of Forest Resources at the University of Washington. For his Ph.D. studies at ASU Jorge worked in the Wetland Ecosystem Ecology Lab focused his studies in understanding the ecohydrology of spring-fed ecosystems in Cuatro Cienegas, Mexico and in quantifying greenhouse gas fluxes under different management strategies from a constructed treatment wetland in Phoenix, AZ.