Cristián Casanueva

Clean Energy Intern

Department: Clean Energy


Cristián Casanueva joined MAPC as a Clean Energy Intern in October 2018 to support the Newton Climate Action Plan, green communities annual reporting, and large-scale renewable energy projects. Before coming to Boston, Cristián worked in the Chilean Government coordinating the National Security Plan, Chile Seguro. He then spent three years as a public affairs advisor for the Spanish multinational company Gas Natural Fenosa, the largest energy company in Chile. Cristián coordinated the national public affairs advisory plan of the company, developed a risk assessment tool for the operations of the company and for the implementation of large-scale energy projects, and worked in community projects.

In 2016, the Chilean Government awarded him with a scholarship, Becas Chile, to pursue a Master Degree in City Planning at Boston University. He began the program in January 2017, and he has been exploring his interests in energy, housing, transportation, and research methods. Currently, Cristián is working on his thesis with Professor Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz about how Airbnb impacts rents in Boston Metro Area.