Diego Ponce de Leon Barido

Scientist, Engineer

National Geographic grantee Dr. Diego Ponce de Leon Barido is an engineer and sustainability science expert who uses data and applied machine learning to tackle energy issues around the world. He is the founder and CEO of Xinampa, which develops products and strategies to track energy waste in growing economies and environmental justice in Latin America. He also serves as Director of Analytics at East Bay Community Energy, using data innovation to achieve renewable, clean, and equitable energy. He is a Link Foundation and UC MEXUS-CONACYT fellow, and his work has been supported by USAID and the Interamerican Development Bank.