Jose Bolaños works at the European Forest Institute (EFI) Resilience Programme as a Communications Officer and for the Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN) project. He graduated from the UWC Mahindra College in India and holds a bachelor's degree on Communication Sciences from the University of Costa Rica, as well as a master’s degree in International Media Studies from the University of Applied Science of Bonn Rhine-Sieg and the Deutsche Welle Academy. His thesis focused on participatory citizenship in democracy through media literacy. He has more than ten years of experience as executive producer for advertising agencies and film production companies. He is a technology enthusiast and has led the development of several web-based and mobile apps. He has organised different GTTN events in Latin America, Europe and Asia.