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Marga Gual Soler
Senior Science Diplomacy Advisor, Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator

Marga Gual Soler is a science diplomacy expert and founder of SciDipGLOBAL, a purpose-driven advisory, consulting, research, and training firm dedicated to building bridges between science, technology, and global policy. She is a senior advisor to the Geneva Science Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA), founding member of the EU Science Diplomacy Alliance, and visiting professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Previously, she served as a high-level advisor to former EU commissioner for Research & Innovation Carlos Moedas, and member of the S4D4C Horizon 2020 project. As senior project director at the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy, she built a global education and training programme in science diplomacy, and was instrumental to re-establishing scientific ties between the United States and Cuba following diplomatic normalisation.

Marga has been recognised as a Georgetown University Global Competitiveness Leadership fellow, an Aspen Ideas scholar, an expert among the ‘Top 100 Spanish Experts in Innovation’, HuffPost’s ’40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy’, and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biology from the University of Barcelona (Spain) and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Queensland (Australia). In 2019, Marga participated in the largest-ever women in STEM expedition to Antarctica to elevate women’s leadership in global sustainability and climate action