Jose Funes is originally from Honduras. Before joining HarvestPlus, he worked with the Development Strategy and Governance division at IFPRI as GIS research analyst. He received his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering from Zamorano University, Honduras and a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at University of Illinois, he worked with the Illinois Natural History. Currently, as a part time degree, he is pursuing a MA in Applied Economics at JHU.