He is one of six immigrants honored by the club this year. The other recipients are San Francisco Ballet director Helgi Tomasson of Iceland; Koret Foundation chairwoman Susan Koret of Korea; Haile T. Debas of Eritrea, director of UCSF Global Health Sciences; Lore Harp McGovern of Germany, director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT; and Maryles Casto, owner of Casto Travel, of the Philippines. Former UC regent David Lee, will get a lifetime achievement award.
The S.F. Chronicle today printed an interview with Jorge about the growing influence of Latinos in American politics.