- 2019-present Committee of Scientists (COS), Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, White Mountains National Forest, Compton, NH
- 2019 Influencers, Miami Herald, Miami, FL
- 2018-present Collaborator, McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER (Long Term Ecological Research), MCM McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
- 2018 – 2020 Chair, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, Miami, FL
- 2018 Influencers, Miami Herald, Miami, FL
- 2018 – present Steering Committee, Climigration Network, Washington, DC
- 2017 – present Board of Directors, University of Miami Alumni Association, Coral Gables, FL
- 2016 – 2019 Board Member, South Arts, Atlanta, GA
- 2008-2012 Vice Chair, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Tallahassee, FL
- 2005 – 2020 Councilor, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, Miami, FL
- 2003 – 2005 Director, University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, Coral Gables, FL
- 2000-2003 Executive Committee, Miami-Dade Community Relations Board, Miami, FL
- 2000-2003 Board of Trustees, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami, FL
- 2000-2003 Board of Directors, Spanish American League Against Discrimination, Miami, FL
- 1997-1999 Advisory Board, University of Miami School of Law Children and Youth Law Clinic, Coral Gables, FL
- 1988-1998 Local Board Member, Selective Service System (Draft Board), Coral Gables, FL
- 1995-1997 Board of Directors, Health Crisis Network, Miami, FL
- 1994-1997 Chair, Juvenile Court Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, Miami, FL
- 1988-1997 Board Member, Vice Chair (1990-97), and President (1989-90), Regis House Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse Center, Miami, FL
- 1991-1993 Chair, City of Miami Youth (Gang) Task Force, Miami, FL
- 2020 – present Professor of Professional Practice, (secondary appointment), Department of Pediatrics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
- 2019 – present Professor of Practice, Department of Art and Art History, College of Arts and Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
- 2011 – 2018 Visiting Faculty Administrator and Artist-in-Residence, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) and College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE), School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS), Florida International University, Miami, FL
- 2000 – 2003 Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
- 1998 – 2004 Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
- 1995 – 1997 Program Director, South Dade Development Program, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Miami, FL
- 1992 – 1993 Research Assistant Professor and Director, Juvenile Violence and Delinquency Prevention Programs, Center for Minority Families/Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
- 1990 – 1992 Executive Director, Regis House, Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center
- 1987 – 1991 Juris Doctor, School of Law, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
- 1986 – 1991 Master of Public Administration, Herbert Miami Business School, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
- 1982 – 1986 Bachelor of Arts, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
- 1993 National Leadership Fellows Program for Join Together, a National Resource for Communities Fighting Substance Abuse, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Xavier Cortada greets His Holiness Pope John Paul II during Jubilee Day for Artists.
In Search of Higgs Boson CERN: Cortada’s five giant banners hang at the CMS experiment facility where the the Higgs Boson was discovered.
Xavier Cortada and President Bush, 2002.
Xavier Cortada performs The Longitudinal Installation at the South Pole.
Xavier Cortada presents Antarctic "ice paintings" to Governor Crist and Governor Schwartzenegger at the Florida Conference on Global Climate Change.
Xavier Cortada arrived at the North Pole and planted a green flag to “reclaim it for nature.”
Xavier Cortada and Senator Graham, 1986.
Cortada with his mangrove paintings in his Brickell studio where he worked for 14 years until 2015.
Xavier Cortada with Governor Jeb Bush, Unveiling of the "Florida Mangrove" mural, Florida Capitol, 2003.
Xavier Cortada displays his mural convictim, which depicts the suicide of a teenage inmate at the Miami-Dade County Jail.
Governor Charlie Crist and Miami artist Xavier Cortada at the Governor's Mansion reception, October 2007.
Cortada posing with newly collected red mangrove propagules for his Plan(T) participatory eco-art project.
Xavier Cortada with Senator Ted Kennedy.
1994: In the Masai Mara, Africa
Xavier Cortada presents his City Hall mural at noon on July 28th, 2005, the City's 109th birthday.
Xavier Cortada gives introductory speech to the Creative Time Summit Miami