Cristina Contreras Casado

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Research Associate
Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University

Cristina Contreras is currently a Research Associate in the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University, where she oversees and coordinates the IDB Infrastructure 360º Awards in Latin America. Her work focuses on promoting sustainable practices in infrastructure projects on a global scale, examining and exploring the challenges and opportunities that sustainability can provide to countries and companies. Having been involved in sustainability and the construction sector for over a decade, before coming to Harvard, Ms. Contreras worked in large-scale construction projects with Dragados S.A. in Spain, and in energy-efficient rehabilitation of buildings. She has presented her work on assessing sustainable infrastructure at several international conferences, and was a lecturer in the School of Civil Engineers at Polytechnic University of Madrid and a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Ms Contreras is an accredited Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), and a certified Envision trainer by the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) in Washington DC.  She holds a Diploma in Technical Architecture and Building Engineering, both from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) as well as a Bachelor in Architectural Technology and Construction Management at the Kovenhavns Tekniske Skole in Copenhagen. She is the recipient of several scholarships and fellowships, and she speaks English and Spanish.