Emma Castaños

MSc Student, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Emma graduated with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in June 2017. During her time at MIT she took D-Lab classes including D-Lab Development, D-Lab Waste, and D-Lab Water and Climate Change.

For her thesis project, she completed a comparative analysis of public lavatory design and location in Boston and Cambridge. After graduation, she moved to Argentina to work as an air quality researcher and a climate policy consultant. In September 2018 she will begin her MSc studies at the school of Technology, Policy and Management at TU Delft in The Hague.

As a researcher with MIT CREATE Emma conducted a literature review about valuation of public space and identified non-financial methods of evaluating infrastructure investments in public space. She also completed field work in Durban, South Africa alongside CREATE researchers and colleagues at Asiye eTafuleni. Emma worked on a Public Lavatories project in Warwick Junction and contributed to a feasibility study which helped to understand the current sanitation dynamics in the area, produce robust benchmarking data, and offer strategic considerations for the ongoing project work.

Contact Emma:

Email: emma.castanos@alum.mit.edu

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/emmacastanos