Claudia was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1993. In 2015 she obtained her Law Degree from the University of Barcelona (UB). Claudia studied one semester at the Université de Genève in Switzerland (UNIGE) where she attended both undergraduate and Masters courses in the framework of the Erasmus programme. She is a native Spanish and Catalan speaker, is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of French and German.
While studying at the Université de Genève she interned two months at the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS), an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to develop constructive relations between the UN and civil society organizations administered by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Mainly, her responsibilities included monitoring and providing summaries of relevant UN meetings and NGO hearings; supporting in the execution and development of NGLS’ programme activities, including the production and dissemination of NGLS publications; and performing Internet-based research and information cataloguing.
Claudia's interest in international trade emerged through her participation in the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (2013/2014 Edition) as a member of the team from her University. It reached the Final Round, which took place in Geneva. After this experience she decided to work on the General Agreements on Trade in Services (GATS) for her final degree project. More precisely, she based her thesis on the services supplied in the exercise of governmental authority under Article I:3(b) and (c) of the GATS and received the highest grade with honours.
Claudia enrolled in the IELPO programme to focus her knowledge on international economic law and grow her experience in this field.