Santiago is originally from Bogota Colombia.

He studied at Colegio San Carlos and pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Universidad de los Andes. Following that he continued his graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he obtained a Master's and Ph.D. in Mathematics with a focus on Mathematical Logic and Asymptotic Differential Equations.

He worked teaching at Illinois Wesleyan University, and then worked for the University of Illinois. FOllowing this he joined Wolfram Research, creators of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, and is currently teaching the Mathematical Thinking Course for Kibo.

**Doctoral**

2013 – 2018

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Mathematics

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

**Postgraduate**

2011 – 2013

Master of Science - MS, Mathematics 2011 - 2013

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Junior Software Developer

Wolfram

2022 – 2022

Sales Engineer

Wolfram

2019 – 2022

Academic Key Account Manager

Wolfram

2019 – 2022

Teaching Associate in Mathematics

University of Illinois Laboratory High School

2018 – 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Illinois Wesleyan University

2017 – 2018

Research Assistant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2016 – 2017

Teaching Assistant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2014 – 2015

UC Berkeley

Visiting Student Researcher

2014 – 2014

Mathematical Thinking

**150h**