Gerard Fernández works as Communications Officer at EFI's Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) and the Genetics Resources Facility (EFIGEN). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), as well as a master’s degree in International Relations from the Pompeu Fabra University (IBEI-UPF).
He has extensive experience in the field of corporate communications and media relations. Before joining EFI, he learned and worked as a press and social media assistant for EU institutions (European Commission’s Office in Barcelona and the EU Agency for Railways), multinational companies and research and higher education centres based in Barcelona (IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia).
Key topics: social media, science communication; media relations; editorial design