Delfina Lopez Freijido
Fellow Summer/Fall 2013
Delfina Lopez Freijido recently graduated with a dual degree Master in Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, where she concentrated in Urban and Social Policy with a focus on Sustainability and a specialization in Management. She also holds an M.A. in International Economic Policy and a B.A. in International Relations.
Prior to the MPA, she worked for the Public Investment Department in the Ministry of Economy of Buenos Aires Province and for the Argentine National Congress, where she drafted among others a White Paper on architectural heritage preservation and on biogas for urban transport. She also conducted an internship at the Energy Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya, and field research on solid waste management in the City of Chennai, India.
Her professional and research interests concern the mainstreaming of sustainability in economic and urban development, through action in both, the supply and the demand side. The housing reality has been a specific focus and a major driver of her professional progress. At CHPC, Delfina supports primarily the efforts of the Green Building initiative, deep diving into the topics of energy efficiency in small and mid-size buildings.
Delfina enjoys biking to work and around NYC as a way to explore the context on which she is working.