Hometown: Barcelona, Catalonia
Ada was born and raised in Barcelona and discovered her passion for the Arab World after visiting Syria and Jordan in 2007 and 2010. She earned a BA in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2013) followed by a summer program at the London School of Journalism (LSJ). Later that year, she started her MA in International Relations at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). Her research interests include International Relations, Politics, Security, Conflict resolution, and Media. Through the courses and her final Master Thesis, Ada focused on Arab World studies, foreign policy, peace and conflict, and security issues. In 2015 she did a semester exchange at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, where she focused in media in conflict resolution and in religion and politics. Prior to starting her studies at Georgetown University, Ada completed an internship at the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) in Barcelona in the Arab and Mediterranean World department. In this think tank she conducted research on current affairs and historical events affecting the region, and was actively involved in the making and editing of afkar/ideas, a magazine specialized in the Arab World. Ada’s work has been published in national and international magazines, and she has been given an investigative journalism award. She is native speaker of Catalan and Spanish, continues studying Arabic, and has basic knowledge of French and Turkish.