José Ortega

Administrative Assistant


José Ortega joined ForestGEO in December of 2021 as an Administrative Assistant based at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama.  José has a degree in logistics engineering from Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia en Panama and has applied these skills as an importation assistant and a flight attendant.  He is fluent in Spanish and English and provides administrative support to ForestGEO’s scientific staff.