A Swedish-Chilean professional based in Brussels with excellent language skills in English, Spanish, French, Swedish, Danish and Italian and have experience of living in eight countries.
She holds a Master's Degree in Social Science with a major in Political Science and with a specialisation in Internatinal Political economy (IPE) and energy diplomacy from Lund University, Sweden. She has also studied Economics, development studies, strategic communication/public diplomacy and protocol diplomacy, rhetoric and psychology.
She has additional academic specialisation from the Seton Hall University/School of Diplomacy and International Relations, USA, where she specialised on the United Nations and it decision-making processes. She is highly interested in trade- investment- and regulatory policies, climate change and sustainable development, human rights, energy issues and security policy, but also in regionalism, internal market and SME:s topics.
Regional areas of specific interest are: Latin America, Asia, USA and Europe.
Working experience includes the General Secretariat at the Council of the European Union in Brussels; the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA); Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union in Brussels; UNCTAD/UNOG in Geneva; UNHCR in San José, Costa Rica; U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington D.C., Nato in Baku, Azerbaijan (Public diplomacy division).
In addition, she has a professional work experience from the private sector such as from the IT consultancy sector and the Life-science/ Medical Technology sector.
In 2017, she was a successful recipient of full scholarships at both the International School of Protocol & Diplomacy (ISPD) in Brussels; and at the European University Institute (EUI)/ School of Transnational Governance’s Executive Training Seminar in Florence, Italy – which both are highly prestigious and well-renowned in both the academic world as in the EU-institutions.
She was also awarded a scholarship at the Swedish association of Fredrika Bremer, where outstanding professional women gather in Båstad (coast city known for the Tennis championships), to discuss and interchange professional experiences and attend seminars which concerns gender equality and women's rights.
Meanwhile, in Brussels, she is also under preparations for the EPSO-competitions and to the Foreign Service at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Being a world citizen, she is open to participate in discussion panels, conferences, debates etc. as she holds an extensive international experience and knowledge and could offer interesting perspectives to the European scenario.