Santiago was born and raised in Bariloche, Argentina in Northern Patagonia and currently lives in Buenos Aires. Since he was a child, he developed a passion for mountains and nature. For that reason, most of his time is dedicated to work for nature protection or just enjoying the outdoors. For over three years, he has been working with environmental and social NGOs coordinating field trips and managing financial development for programs. He also co-founded an organization that works locally to improve solid waste management. He is now finishing his Bachelor Degree in International Relations and has specialized in postgraduate courses related to environment and social studies. In his spare time likes to play guitar, go hiking, and play soccer with friends.