Jorge Ibarra was born in San Francisco del Rincón, Guanajuato, Mexico and immigrated to the United States at the age of 12. With the support of his parents and a strong will to succeed in the country, he graduated high school and enrolled in Citrus College where he became a DACA Dreamer. Jorge then transferred to California State University, Fullerton where he found his passion and received his degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry back in May 2019.
Since graduating, he has worked as an engineering consultant and then as a project engineer in a major Utility Company in Los Angeles. Jorge also dedicates his time serving in various ministries with Church since 2013, his service includes being a young adult's coordinator, a choir coordinator, guitar player and most recently, a member of Missionary Souls' young adult ministry in Comboni Missionaries Covina Center. His hobbies include continuing learning, playing the guitar, singing, being around nature, and spending time with friends and family. Jorge is a person who always aspires to continue learning and applying the things he learns to continue developing his skills, interests, and human self.
Programs like “Mantener el Camino” are the type of programs that motivate Jorge to be involved in because they help grow a community of people who are willing to succeed. He is a firm believer of sharing and learning to and from different people because that expands the society around each other.