Rocío MARTINEZ SAMPERE
Graduated in Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Master in Economics and Master in Government and Public Policy at the London School of Economics. She worked as an analyst at the City and then at the Fabian Society, a foundation associated with the Labour Party, where she was a militant. She later joined the Rafael Campalans Foundation, of which she is still a member of the Board. She was chief of staff to Narcís Serra and advisor to Pasqual Maragall in the first progressive government that Catalonia had in democracy. She has been a member of the PSC since 2003. In 2006 she was elected member of Parliament for Barcelona, where she was spokesperson for Economy and Budgets. She ran and lost the primaries to run for mayor of Barcelona. She resigned her seat a week after the 2015 municipal elections.