Jorge left the volcanoes of Mexico City in 2007 to pursue a Bachelor of International Relations and a Master of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.
Following his degrees, Jorge has held diverse roles in non profits and Canadian startups. For instance, he was the content & community manager for Free The Children in Toronto, an international charity devoted to providing education opportunities, and Editor-in-Chief of the We Canada initiative, an environmental initiative to engage youth in a countrywide conversation about sustainability for the Rio+20 UN conference. Jorge was also a strategist for Skyrocket, a digital agency in Vancouver, where he worked with organizations like the Vancouver Foundation, Coastal Jazz, and OpenMedia.
Most recently, Jorge was the Global Advocacy Lead for Hootsuite, where he was in charge of building and nurturing a community of 1200+ Hootsuite Ambassadors spread throughout 60+ countries.
Jorge is also the creator of a popular community-building initiative called #bemyamigo, which encourages strangers to start conversations. The aim is to facilitate human connections, battle social isolation, and increase civic participation in Vancouver.
When he isn’t busy talking with strangers, Jorge is likely thinking about civic engagement and how to help progressive organizations find and connect with their audience. He speaks four languages and would probably enjoy chatting with you in at least one of them.