Santiago Sinclair Lecaros is a Research Associate in Energy Access for WRI's Energy Program. He works on advancing the organization's integrated geospatial energy planning work along with the enhancement of Energy Access Explorer to facilitate sustainable socio-economic development. With expertise in geographic information systems, geospatial analysis, and energy planning, Santiago is passionate about innovation and impact on topics related to resilient communities, local development, and a sustainable clean energy transition.

Prior to joining WRI, Santiago worked as a project engineer developing subnational renewable energy strategies and evaluating potential sources of clean energy and their relationship to development and the environment. He also helped start an interdisciplinary network of professionals for environmental and sustainability work in Chile. His work focused on GHG emissions modeling, carbon management, and clean energy and sustainability strategies for the public and private sector.

Santiago is an Environmental Engineer and holds a Masters of Environmental Management in Energy & Environment from Duke University.

He enjoys exploring nature, catching live music, biking everywhere, and football.