Maria Barral is a Junior Associate working for ICTSD’s Communications team focusing on managing and developing social media. Before joining ICTSD, Maria worked within communications at the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) housed at the WTO. Additionally Maria has experience from a Public Relations start up firm based in Singapore, the Ministry of Education in the Government of Catalonia in Spain, and the Spanish Newspaper “El Pais”. She has two Bachelor’s Degrees, in Political Science and in Journalism, from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, and a Masters in Political and Institutional Communications from IDEC-UPF Barcelona.
Maria is originally from the Canary Islands, Spain. She has lived in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and Barcelona, and has spent long stays in Senegal, Tanzania, India and Beijing.