A longtime Floridian with a background in nuclear engineering and management, Christian Acosta is an experienced problem solver passionate about bringing people together to get real results for south Florida.
Christian was born into a military family stationed overseas while his father served with the U.S. Air Force in England and in Spain. His father Fernando, originally from Puerto Rico, retired as a Major after 25 years of military service, before moving his family to Florida. Christian’s mother, Cristina, was born in Argentina before coming to the United States and currently owns a small business providing math and reading enrichment for students.
While young, Christian developed a keen interest in the sciences. He attended Omni Middle School in Boca Raton and Atlantic High School in Delray Beach. Later he decided to pursue advanced degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Management at the University of Florida.
After graduating, Christian moved to Pittsburgh to work as an engineer for Westinghouse Electric Company. While at Westinghouse, he worked with international and multidisciplinary teams in the United States and abroad to successfully design, build, and install multi-million dollar technical solutions for clients. His fluency in Spanish and English allowed him to lead teams in Spain and Mexico.
Christian later joined Ansaldo STS, and focused on railroad technology and public safety. There, he led teams to design and install technical solutions to infrastructure damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City.
With 12 years of engineering experience under his belt, Christian returned to Florida to become an adjunct professor at Palm Beach State College. Christian and his wife, Rachel, currently live in Boynton Beach and are expecting their first child.