María Cortés Puch
Head of the Networks Program, Paris
19, Rue Bergère
75009 Paris, France
María Cortés Puch is the Head of the National and Regional Networks’ Program for the SDSN. The SDSN is building a global network of universities, research centers, civil society organizations to advance work on sustainable development and support the Sustainable Development Goals.
Prior to joining the SDSN, she worked for UNESCO in the Science Policy and Sustainable Development Division. From 2008 to 2010, she worked and studied in New York, serving periodically as an advisor with the Permanent Mission of Spain to the UN and as a consultant with the Institute de Recherche et Débat sur la Gouvernance. Previously, she has coordinated the European energy and transport programs at the Polytechnic University in Madrid, and worked for two years as a Scientific Officer at the Spanish Office for Science and Technology in Brussels, analyzing EU policies for international cooperation, transport and energy. She began her professional career with the National Institute of Aerospace Technology in Madrid as a Technology Transfer Officer.
Maria holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University (Fulbright scholar) and BSc. and MSc. degrees in physics from Complutense University in Madrid (with one year at Paris VII as an Erasmus scholar).