Jorge Cornejo is a PhD student in the Interdepartmental Program in Marine Science (IGPMS). His work is focused on sustainable fisheries management of commercial fisheries and the impacts of fisheries activities on ecosystems. Jorge is originally from Chile and worked on fisheries research in the Universidad Austral de Chile for 5 years. With Steve Gaines as his advisor, Jorge is working on modeling transboundary fisheries (i.e. fisheries spanning two or more communities, states or countries). This approach attempts to identify optimal sizes for marine protected areas that ensure sustainable resources. He is motivated to combine different disciplines such as ecology (population dynamics), economics (market), and oceanography (dispersal processes) in his modeling work.