Prior to joining Dynamic Planet, Santiago received a B.A. in environmental economics from Middlebury College. After spending a semester studying abroad in Córdoba, Argentina, he completed an internship at the Social Protection and Health division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). At the IDB, Santiago researched the health and long-term care needs of elderly populations in El Salvador and Chile in support of the Bank’s report on aging and physical dependency in Latin America.
Before graduating from Middlebury, Santiago conducted an independent study of public transit systems in western Vermont, with the goal of increasing access to public bus services among rural communities and migrant farmworkers. He also worked during his senior year to redesign the waste sorting system at Middlebury Union High School to encourage composting and recycling.
Santiago currently lives in Washington, DC, where he spends his free time learning new languages, playing guitar, and exploring the city with friends.