18 years of EU and international experience (with local authorities) including 12 leading a European urban network. Analyst and speaker in expert groups and before international organisations.

PhD in Geography and Spatial Planning. Thesis under the supervision of Pr. Guy Baudelle (Jean Monnet Chair): European urban diplomacy: a tool-based approach.

Associate researcher IGADI – Galician Institute of International Analysis and Documentation and associate UMR CNRS 6590 Spaces and Societies (ESO).

Qualified as Assistant Professor (MCF)– France’s University Council-  Currently working as Lecturer in International Relations.

Several awards and recognitions at national and European level (writings and projects)