Cristian Valenzuela is from Chile and he is currently studying Government, Politics, and Policy issues at the Cornell University Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA). Prior to Cornell, Cristian worked as Coordinator of the LLM Program in the Catholic University in Chile, and served as Chief of Staff of the Minister of Energy and the Undersecretary of Finance, with more than 10 years of experience in legislative and political affairs in his country. He holds a Law Degree and a Master´s in Political Science, both from the Catholic University of Chile.His research interests focus on political affairs, public administration,transparency, accountability, democratic theory, and comparative politics.