Cristina Pérez Claeys

Junior Policy Consultant

Personal Profile


Cristina is a Junior Policy Consultant at ZOE, where she supports various projects on the topics of governance, policy trade-offs, and just transition; particularly from the European Union's role in activating and accelerating the political, economic, and legal engines for shifting towards a sustainable and socially just model.


Cristina holds two Bachelor's degrees, one in Political Science and another in Law, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and a Master's of Research degree from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, specialising in the intersection of Legal Philosophy, Sociology of Law and Fundamental Rights. In April 2023, she joined ZOE after working as a Blue Book Trainee in the Future of Europe and the EU institutions Team at DG I.D.E.A, the European Commission's internal think tank and foresight service. Before that, Cristina worked as a consultant for UNESCO, where she explored the nexus between electoral processes and digital information. She also served as a political affairs consultant for the Embassy of Spain in France and completed a traineeship in the Public Governance Directorate of the OECD, focusing on Public Integrity in the LAC region. During her studies, Cristina also benefited from two scholarships to pursue two academic stays at UQÀM in Montreal and Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro.