Jesús García was born and raised in Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, México. Since 1991 he has been associated with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, where he is a Conservation Research Associate, teaching natural history and cultural programs throughout southern Arizona and northern Sonora. He holds a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. He has been Director of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project for over 15 years. He is also a board member and collaborator of Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace and the Mission Garden for over a decade. His many interests include conservation biology, art, cultural ecology, regional languages, music and gardening.