Journalism | Communications | Global Affairs | European Union |
May you live interesting times, says a proverb of uncertain origin. It is known as the Chinese curse, but it was most likely invented by Colonial Brits residing in China. Later on, I found out it is supposed to be ironic: It is not meant to convey excitement for current times. Quite the contrary, it is supposed to imply that uninteresting times are more quiet and enjoyable.
But it was too late for me.
I thought we were living interesting times indeed, so I became a journalist and communications professional keen on global affairs.
I am now a professional based in Madrid, working as a Communications Officer at Club de Madrid. This global organization is the largest forum of former Heads of State and Government, working for democratic development and good governance.
Additionally, I regularly contribute to the Barcelona-based newspaper La Vanguardia. For this outlet’s live blog, I write on political events, as I do for Junior Report, a weekly magazine that explains the world to young readers.
In the past, I have produced content for the media and organizations like the United Nations. As a journalist, I have reported for several newspapers based in Barcelona (La Vanguardia, DiariARA) and for the pan-European news outlet Euronews. I can do reporting in Spanish, Catalan and English.
Earlier in my career, I was a Communications Intern for the Division for Social Policy and Development at the United Nations Headquarters (New York). There I wrote articles, designed promo material and edited videos.
I specialize in global politics, particularly anything that has to do with the European Union, the United Nations, sustainable development and the intersection of democracy and technology.
As an individual curious by nature, I love travelling and meeting new people. This is why I regularly go abroad supported by Stiftung Mercator (organization of which I am an alumni) or other entities that hold seminars and training sessions for young professionals.
By joining these short-term projects, I have a chance to discuss policy issues or learn new skills, like negotiation, public speaking and more. Some highlights are joining a temporary newsroom for European journalists in Armenia, a radio training at the European Parliament, a conference at Yale University, a forum on Turkey, a seminar on urban spaces in Italy and the ‘Europe Stories’ study in Berlin.
As I was studying journalism, the European Union was going through its own interesting times. The EU’s economic crisis sparked my interest which led me to enrol in a Master’s Degree in European Integration. Wishing to learn more about the Euro Crisis, I specialized in European economy. Hence, I wrote a dissertation on Eurobonds, which won an award by an EU foundation based in Catalonia.
I continuously seek opportunities in international and European affairs, where I can work on matters close to my heart.
If you want to see more of my work, take a look at my portfolio here.
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