Program Director, The Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona
Maria is the Resident Director of ISEP for Barcelona, Spain. She is responsible for supporting ISEP students while they are studying in Barcelona. Prior to joining ISEP, Maria was the Experiential Learning Coordinator at CEA Study Abroad Barcelona where she developed the volunteering and the internship programs. She has more than 15 years of experience as intercultural trainer and diversity management consultant for a wide range of organizations in the social, private and public sectors. Originally from Catalonia, she has lived and worked in Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the U.S. She holds an MA in Intercultural Communication and Relations from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an MA in International Development, and a BA in Journalism, both from Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona, Spain. She speaks Catalan, Spanish, English, French and basic Kiswahili. Maria is passionate about cultural diversity and enjoys learning about different cultures through people, activities, books, and traveling.