Ana Elorza is a biomedical scientist by training, PhD in Chemistry and Molecular Biology by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Master degree on Humanitarian Aid (NOHA European Commission) by Uppsala University.
She works as Science Advice and Diplomacy Coordinator at the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, FECYT, a public foundation depending on the Ministry of Science and Innovation in Spain. Dr. Ana Elorza is an expert on science-policy interfaces with extensive international experience in academia, public administration and multi-lateral organizations. Her work is focused on science diplomacy, science advice, and scientific communities abroad Spain. Ana supports science diplomacy strategies of different countries and train scientists and diplomats for a sustainable future through science and innovation.
Ana is directly involved at S4D4C (Using Science for/in Diplomacy for Addressing Global Challenges) for the stakeholder networking at the international level and the development of training materials for science diplomats. She is also one of the “Ciencia en el Parlamento“ (Science in Parliament) coordinators. This new initiative brings scientists to the Spanish National Parliament to hold a joint dialogue between scientist and members of parliament on the role science should play in the legislative process. Finally, Dr. Ana Elorza is leading as a Co-Chair the Science Policy in Diplomacy and External Relations (SPIDER) network, a special interest division of the International Network on Government Science Advice network (INGSA) to foster the practice, theory or discussion of Science Diplomacy.
She chaired a session at S4D4C’s 1st Networking Meeting ‘EU Science Diplomacy beyond 2020’ in Madrid.