Andrés Barrientos Cárdenas is a Civil Engineer at Universidad de Los Andes. He has a diploma in Construction Management from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has served as an engineer in various areas of the private world: soil mechanics, construction, highway engineering, environment, and as technical inspector. He shares his opinion at TV Bio Bio, La Segunda, El Demócrata, Dínamo, El Insular (South of Chile), and La Estrella de Chiloé. In 2015 he was chosen as one of 50 young leaders from the region of Los Lagos in Chile. He is currently Executive Director of Ciudadano Austral Foundation, the southernmost think tank in the world.