Jorge Losoya is a second-year dual master's degree student in the M.S. Community and Regional Planning and M.A. Latin American Studies programs (2018 - 2021). He received a bachelor's degree in Geography and Urban Studies from the University of Texas at Austin (2014 - 2018). Jorge has been a Graduate Assistant working with Dr. Miriam Solis, researching the boil water notice that took place in Austin Fall 2018. Previously he worked as a program assistant for the Environmental Defense Fund's Cuba Oceans program.
Broadly, Jorge is interested in environmental justice, equity, environmental planning, radical planning, and disaster planning. He is currently working on his master's thesis focused on forced government displacement of marginalized communities. Jorge's project is based on an informal settlement in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic along the Ozama River. He is particularly interested in the ties between environmental and political factors that drive displacement, reproduce inequalities, and further segregate cities.
- M.S. Community and Regional Planning, Candidate (2021), University of Texas at Austin
- M.A. Latin American Studies, Candidate (2021), University of Texas at Austin
- B.A. Geography, Urban Studies (2018), University of Texas at Austin
- Environmental Planning, Disaster Planning, Environmental Justice, Latin American Cities and Development