I hold a BSc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, the top ranked Spanish university for Economics. During my studies, I traveled across the Atlantic twice to California, where I did two exchange semesters at universities of UCLA and UC Berkeley. It was in these two campus where Sustainability and Environmental Economics came across.
Since I started my professional career, I have worked as a research assistant for macroeconomics, as FX specialist at Kantox and as strategic consultant at McKinsey & Co; these experiences have given me a diverse knowledge of the different industries contributing to our economic growth but also helped me realize that (almost) any of them take into account sustainability in their strategic decisions, but they rather use financial metrics that do not internalize the real environmental and social costs of linear productive models based on "take-make-dispose" schemes. For that reason, I made a 360° career change and moved to Indonesia, where I am currently working at Sytemiq supporting public and private partnerships that contribute to the sustainability of several economic systems in the field of forestry and sustainable land management.
At a personal level, I believe in maintaining a positive mindset, creating partnerships with purpose, and always striving for significant outcomes. Outside the office you will find me swimming, playing soccer with friends or cooking vegetarian dishes and inviting people home for a good lunch / dinner.
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