Jorge joined the Family Independence Initiative in 2009, where he leads the Technology and Date Team. Jorge believes that with the power of information the U.S. can upend the paradigm of “helping the poor.” Rather than impose solutions or fixes on behalf of others, FII is proving that the most effective way to promote economic and social mobility is by documenting and investing in the initiative and ingenuity of hard working families.
Prior to joining FII, Jorge worked in the financial securitization sector. His experience focused on underwriting bond financings for U.S. municipal entities, investor owned and publicly owned utilities as well as infrastructure projects in the U.S. and Latin America. Jorge also worked for the Presidency of Colombia as a member of the consulting team responsible for implementing the presidential mandate for peace and economic development. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of California in San Diego and has a B.A. from Amherst College. Jorge is a Woodrow Wilson Summer Fellow from Princeton University.