Daniel Gajardo, from Santiago, Chile, is working with the Aqueduct Water-Energy project as part of Stanford University's Schneider Fellowship program. During his fellowship he will be combining policy, engineering and environmental science to provide useful insights for water-related decision making processes.

He is pursuing a dual master's degrees in International Policy at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences, and in Environment and Resources at Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences.

Previously he graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a diploma in hydraulic engineering and a Masters of Science in Engineering studying the relationship between fluid dynamics and marine energy generation. Daniel aspires to address environmental problems with an interdisciplinary approach, being a generalist in the environmental sector, and connecting multiple disciplines through systemic problem solving.

Prior to Stanford and WRI, he worked as Head of Consulting in TriCiclos, a Latin American circular economy company, and he co-founded Engineers Without Borders Chile, a nonprofit seeking to improve the quality of life of underserved communities through the application of humanitarian engineering methodologies.