Diploma program at University of California Berkeley

In Spring 2018, I completed an International Diploma Program in Marketing at the University of California Berkeley in the United States.

Thanks to this experience in one of the world’s best universities I was able to develop expertise with top-level courses in fields such as Economics, Finance, Marketing Research, Crisis Communication, Brand Management, Public Relations or Political Advertising or Marketing Strategy.

I also worked in consultancy projects for top startups in the Silicon Valley area such as Grabr and participated in events and develop strong communication skills with the advice and orientation of executives from Google, Facebook or LinkedIn.

For further reference see my academic transcript from the University of California Berkeley.

Policy Analysis Trainee at the OECD

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In August 2017 I joined the OECD Development Centre, assisting their Development Communication Network (DevCom) Secretariat in projects such as:

• Systematized OECD’s policy tracking and research on governments’ development communication initiatives and practicies for the UN 2030 Agenda, establishing a transversal framework with proxy indicators (sources: UN HLPF, PISA, World Bank).

• Lead the development and launch of the new OECD DevCom’s website, aimed at strengthening good practices for development communication and facilitating knowledge sharing among development agencies, foundations, multilateral partners (UN, World Bank, SEGIB, European Commission etc.) and the private sector.

• Supported DevCom’s research on public opinion trends on development analysing data from global surveys (Eurobarometer, Pew, IPSOS, Globescan etc.) and drafted policy notes on the SDGs.

• Guided delegations coming to the OECD for events of the Development Centre as VIP Liaison Officer and drafted run-of-show documents for high-level meetings (DevCom Annual Meeting, Global Forum on Development, International Economic Forum on Africa etc.)

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OECD Intern Circle Board, 2017

During my traineeship I was also part of the foundation and the Board of Members of the OECD Intern Circle, an initiative for interns by interns to establish a platform for networking, mutual learning and support.

During its first months, I led the daily communications to over 150 interns in the organisation, establishing relations with top OECD officials and organising formal and informal events with several directorates.

Exchange at McGill University

From January to June 2017 I completed an exchange program at McGill University in Montreal (Canada), specializing in Strategic Communications, Intercultural Communication and Globalization.

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McGill University Associate Director, Ms. Effie Dracopoulos

During this study abroad stay I also joined McGill’s team as External Relations Intern, assisting in the definition of the international partnerships development strategy of McGill University with its stakeholders (higher education institutions, public administration, foundations…) and supporting the creation of new customized programs.

 

Sales Development Summer Intern at Salesforce

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Salesforce is the world’s leading CRM company and one of the top cloud computing solution creators for businesses. During my summer internship in their Madrid office in 2017, I was able to get in-depth knowledge of the potential of IoT, machine learning or artificial intelligence in the world of business.

I provided support to the Account Executive team in the Enterprise Business Unit (EBU) with project contract creation, performance assessment and organizational mapping in a highly demanding B2B environment.

My role required constant logistics collaboration with the Solutions Engineering (SE) team and Business Value Sharing (BVS) in the intermediate stages of the sales funnel

This experience was very enriching to understand the importance of a good value proposition for success and the need for business to adopt globally a more consumer-centric approach.

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Salesforce Summer Internship Program group in the Madrid office.

Brand Communications Associate at Uniplaces

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Uniplaces is the leader online marketplace for booking student accommodation. I decided to join their team after they begun their expansion to Madrid in summer 2017. I initially joined as Brand Ambassador, but I was quickly promoted to Manager of the Program in the city after a week.

This was my initial contact with the world of business, entrepreneurship and startups. As Manager of the Brand Ambassadors team I had supervision over 50 employees with direct reporting to the Marketing Manager.

During my period at Uniplaces I had business development, KPI monitoring and recruitment responsibilities. Also, I had to develop a marketing and brand positioning strategy to increase team sales.

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Leading a promotional event for Uniplaces with some of the Brand Ambassadors in Madrid.

Global Policy Discussion Leader at the Clinton Global Initiative 2015

I am proud to have been the first Spanish student selected to present the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in 2015 from New York City for Laureate International Universities, an initiative that convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s challenges.

During this opportunity, I interviewed world leaders such as Chelsea Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Julia Gillard, Jesse Jackson or Ted Danson on topics such as global policy, economics, international relations or sustainable development.

I was also responsible for leading the live broadcast of debates with participants such as Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Jack Ma, Joseph Stiglitz, Charlize Theron or Jim Yong Kim, available to over 1.000.000 students for the Laureate network around the world.

 

Keynote speaker in international conferences

During my career, I have been featured in different international conferences such as the Clinton Global Initiative (2015) to discuss global policies on sustainable development, inequality and economic growth.

Later, I was also interviewed by The Washington Post to discuss my role during the event and how this experience helped me both personally and professionally.

I have also being a keynote speaker in major education policy discussion forums such as El País con tu Futuro (2016) explaining how the internationalization of the Spanish education can lead to better opportunities in the job market and make a positive impact in the economy in the long-run.

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El País con tu Futuro (2016)

I have also being invited to participate in events such as Laureate International Universities Social Impact Speaker Series to provide my outlook about global higher education and meet global leaders such as Christina Macy, former White House Speechwriter for Hillary Clinton and current Director of Publications for the International Youth Foundation.

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Discussion with Christina Macy, former White House Speechwriter for Hillary Clinton and Director of Publications of the International Youth Foundation (2017)

Finally, I have also participated in several radio programs to discuss the communication strategies of the main candidate for the US elections of 2016 or key political moments of Spanish politics such as the election Mariano Rajoy as Spain’s Primer Minister.