Ainara joined FEPS in September 2019. She has worked for 13 years as a communication specialist and multimedia journalist. In Brussels since 2012, she worked as Communications Director at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum; as Communications Coordinator at the European Parliament (Audiovisual Unit) and as Communications Advisor of the Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of S&D Group Maria Joâo Rodrigues. As a freelance, she has also extensive experience as a radio/press/TV journalist and anchor, moderator of conferences and political debates and communication consultant, with a specialization on EU affairs and welfare, employment and gender issues.
Ainara holds a Master in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In the early years of her career, she worked as a Brussels-based multimedia correspondent for the Catalan News Agency and, in Spain, as a reporter and video-journalist for the different TV and radio channels.