Mathias Craig started blueEnergy, a social impact organization that connects the poorest, most isolated communities to energy, clean water and other essential services and trains leaders to work globally for a more sustainable, equitable world. He provides the organization with administrative, programmatic, and fundraising leadership. Since its founding, blueEnergy has been extensively recognized for its innovative work by CNN Heroes, Larry King Live, the Tech Awards (winner of 2007 Economic Development Award), the Energy Globe Awards (National Winner for Nicaragua and Finalist for Energy Globe World Award, 2008), and, most recently, the Ashoka Fellowship.
Craig has over seven years of involvement in wind energy and has had significant experience living throughout Latin America. He has spent a considerable amount of time in Nicaragua and has strong ties to the peoples of the Caribbean Coast. He holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Craig is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.