Cristian Romero

Systems Engineer

Born and raised in the South of Chile, Cristian traveled almost 5,000 miles to move to Richmond, VA. He loves music and taking pictures. He is also part of the Local Guide Program on Google, and his pictures have more than 36 million views.


What’s the best part of your job?

As Forrest Gump’s mother used to say – life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what ticket you’re gonna get – and that’s my favorite part. Every day is an adventure.


When you’re not at work, what’s your favorite thing to do for fun?

I really love fishing and cooking, but I prefer to release my catches because I can come back another day for the same fish.


Name one thing about you that most people don’t know or wouldn’t expect.

I love learning new things, even if something may not seem valuable to others. Information is power.