Engineer x Educator
Santiago is an engineer and educator who pushes people to embrace their curiosity and take action. Growing up in his native country, Colombia, he constantly wondered how to solve the social issues that surrounded him which, combined with his mathematical abilities, led him to study mechanical engineering. During his studies, he got awarded two fellowships to research nanotechnology and took advanced classes on wind turbine design and design of energy- efficient buildings. Looking for a challenge outside his comfort zone, he worked as a teacher in a public school in Micronesia where he learned to see education as a powerful tool for social change. Currently, Santiago combines his technical knowledge and his passion for education to help youth in Japan and the world to create impactful projects with their local communities.