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Jorge Morales Guerrero

Jorge Morales Guerrero

PhD Student, Sustainable Energy, School of Sustainability

jmoral31@asu.edu

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • PhD Student, Sustainable Energy, School of Sustainability

Biography

My name is Jorge. I was born and raised in a beautiful city called Puebla in México. In this altiplano I developed my love for food and high volcanos! I also feel at home in a small-town named Creel in the magnificent Sierra Madre Occidental of the state of Chihuahua. I spent almost five years of my life in Creel working in the nonprofit sector with and for indigenous peoples. I recently graduated from the master’s degree in Social and Cultural Pedagogy in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Currently I am in my first year of the PhD in Sustainable Energy program in the School of Sustainability at ASU. I am fascinated by how energy systems are intertwined with our society and how they could represent an answer to overcome the main problems that our planet face today. Thus, I am interested in the social and technical components of energy systems and I my dream is to conduct participatory action research.

For my current research project I am investigating how community members, institutions and organizations, who participated in an energy prize, organized and engaged with the public to implement energy efficiency and reduce consumption of gas and electricity at a local level.

Teaching Assistant Experience

  • During 2011 I taught English in a private high school in Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Research Assistant Experience

  • I have transcribed focus group sessions with Spanish and English-speaking participants who were part of a participatory action research project. This project was part of the Department of English at ASU.
  • Additionally, I have been part of re-engineering where I designed and implemented a qualitative data analysis method in Excel. This method has allowed the research team to systematically analyze the data developed during t the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP). Specifically, we are investigating how community leaders, institutions and organizations engaged with the public to implement energy efficiency and decrease the consumption of gas and electricity in the residential and municipal sectors.

Spoken Languages:
Spanish (native speaker); French (beginner)

Education

  • MA, Social and Cultural Pedegogy, Arizona State University, 2017
  • Licenciatura en Relaciones Multiculturales, Cultural AnthropologyBusiness/Education, Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla, 2010

Expertise

External Links

Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) Fellowship