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Maria Daniela Castillo

Master's in City Planning Candidate, 2021 - 2023,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Research Assistant, Jan 2021 - Present,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 

Environmental Solutions Initiative & 

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Research Associate, July 2019 - June 2021,

George Washington University,

Milken Institute School of Public Health,

Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health

​I am a Transportation Planner at City of Boston Transportation Department. I recently graduated from the Master's in City Planning program at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP). Previously, I was a Research Associate at the George Washington University School of Public Health, where I conducted research at the intersection of air quality, public health and environmental justice. Before that, I was at Boston University's School of Public Health working on a NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST) project.




Masters in City Planning (MCP)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA


B.S. in Environmental Sciences

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI


Education Abroad

Semester at Sea

12 Countries

Other Interests

I am part of other organizations that combine my interests in youth development, citizen science, climate change mitigation/education initiatives, and bike advocacy groups. Read more about these side projects in the News page.

In addition to work and school, I often find myself playing table tennis, traveling, biking, exploring new coffee shops, reading books, and listening to podcasts

Maria Daniela Castillo

MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge,

MA 02142, United States

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