Cristina Contreras is a Research Associate at the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University. Her research focuses on promoting sustainable practices in infrastructure projects on a global scale, and examining the challenges and opportunities that sustainability can provide to countries and companies. During the last six years at Harvard, she has worked in research projects ranging from the coordination and supervision of the Infrastructure 360º Awards to identification of the economic implications of sustainability practice in infrastructure projects. As part of the Infrastructure 360 awards team, an initiative sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank, Cristina has worked in quantifying infrastructure sustainability in more than 40 projects (water and sanitation, transportation and energy) in 12 countries. She also works as an independent consultant for International Financial Institutions to help define a common framework for sustainable infrastructures.
Before working with Harvard, Ms. Contreras served as Technical Architect practitioner in the construction of large-scale projects with a Spanish construction company, and as a freelance quantity surveyor. 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 instructor on the Harvard Executive Education. Ms. Contreras is an accredited Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), and a certified Envision trainer as well as CEEQUAL Project Assessor.
E4C Membership is a curated experience! When you become a member, we will tailor a unique user profile for you based on the way you engage with our content over time. Your actions and preferences will allow us to serve you content that is most relevant to you. In addition, becoming an E4C member grants you access to exclusive engagement opportunities and the E4C newsletter.
Join E4C and become a part of a global community that believes engineering can change the world!Become a Member
Did you know you can customize your E4C experience? Find more of your favorite articles, webinars, events and courses when you sign up for a FREE membership. Once a member, the more content you engage with, the more relevant we can make it for you!
As a member you have access to exclusive, curated content that changes on your homepage based on what you read the most.
Membership gives you access to over a million practitioners working in global development, many of whom are looking for talent like you!
Post or peruse Job, Training & Volunteer Opportunities
Discuss & share projects in our Community Space
Members are in the know! You’ll be invited to our webinars and special events and receive access to our monthly newsletter.