Jorge Alvarado holds two bachelor degrees, a BA in English-Spanish and a BS in Civil Engineering.
Jorge practices engineering in Los Angeles, which he alternates with his writing career. In Colombia, he published several short stories in local magazines during the 1990s. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Atria Books Writers Award for his fiction work with the NBC-Telemundo Network Workshop, held in Los Angeles. In 2014, he completed the Certificate in Fiction Writing at the UCLA Writers’ program. Jorge is currently working on his first novel, which he is planning to complete and publish during his time at the UCR’s Low-residency MFA program.