Manager, California Clean Energy
Areas of expertise: Climate change and community resiliency, clean economy, green jobs, Latino engagement
Jorge focuses on building innovative new partnerships for EDF’s California climate and energy work and manages statewide pilot and demonstration projects. Jorge is a nationally recognized voice on climate equity issues and works to ensure clean energy policies are inclusive and benefit all communities, particularly low-income communities and people of color. He is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Jorge’s diverse experience in federal, statewide, and local governments has taught him that all levels need to work together with NGO’s and local community groups to achieve meaningful results.
Before joining EDF, Jorge worked in Washington D.C. as an analyst with the national policy think tank The Center for American Progress, and as a Graduate Fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he served in the office of Senator Robert Menendez and the CHC taskforce on green jobs. He has also worked for the California State Legislature and in the office of former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. He is a founding board member for Voces Verdes, a national organization that seeks to elevate Latino voices on climate and clean energy policy making, as well as a board member of the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative. He holds a Masters in Urban Planning and Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
- Clean, Distributed Energy Can Benefit Low-Income Families, Energy Exchange Blog