Jorge Valdes

Dr. Jorge L. Valdes is an Education Program Advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Teachers and Classrooms Division in the Office of Public Engagement. He focuses on increasing intellectual property knowledge through education, outreach, and collaborations with a broad range of stakeholders. Additionally, he is responsible for the building and expansion of professional development programs for educators nationally.

Prior to his role in government, Dr. Valdes held leadership positions at AT&T Bell Labs and received the E.O. Lawrence Laureate award from the U.S. Department of Energy, on behalf of the President of the United States, for pioneering work in reagent generation technology. Dr. Valdes received his doctorate from Columbia University and has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern Kellogg School of Business. He holds 33 U.S. patents and has published over 100 research papers in science and technology. Dr. Valdes was Co-founder of the Young Science Achievers Program (YSAP®), a national program dedicated to empowering more young women and students underrepresented in STEM fields and careers.