Science Diplomat, Project Director at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Dr. Marga Gual is a Project Director at the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where she explores the role of science as a universal language to help break down barriers and build bridges between peoples and nations. She currently leads the AAAS-Cuba science diplomacy program, develops global science diplomacy research, education and capacity building initiatives, and serves as senior editor of the policy journal Science & Diplomacy. Marga serves on the Research, Innovation and Science Experts High-Level Group to European Commissioner Carlos Moedas, helped design the first Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy Strategy for the Spanish Government, and was named one of the “100 Spanish experts in innovation” by Fundación Cotec, "40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy" by The Huffington Post, and “10 Latinas Think Big Innovators to Watch in 2016.” For the past 10 years she has worked in more than 40 countries. She is the founder of the Science Diplomacy & Leadership Program, the Latin American Network of Young Scientists, and the Science Slam Festival. Marga has published dozens of academic, policy and media works. She received a PhD in biomedical sciences from University of Queensland in Australia, a bachelor's and master's from University of Barcelona in Spain, and is an alumna of the prestigious Georgetown Global Competitiveness Leadership Program.