From left to right: Marta Lopera Mármol, (2nd) Vice President and Director of Communication; Manel Atserias Luque, President; and Tomás Gabriel Garcia Micó, (1st) Vice President and Secretary
President: Manel Atserias Luque
Manel Atserias Luque (25.08.1990, Barcelona) is a graduate in Law at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and is a member (Num. 42.025) of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB). After his university studies, he took the high-profile case #NoPayNoCoach (basketball coaches’ licenses) for personal causes. Currently, after participating in the Comparative, International, and European Law (CIEL) program of the UPF Advanced Master in Legal Sciences at the UCD Sutherland School of Law, he is pending to submit his Master’s Degree Thesis.
Manel is the legal advisor of the VEUS Federation (Catalan Mental Health Entities in the 1st Person), TOC 2.0 Association and Campus Gaudeix del Bàsquet (previously, UB Barça). He is also an active member of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) – UPF and an advocate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (Boston, U.S.A.).
(1st) Vice President and Secretary: Tomas Gabriel Garcia Micó
Tomás Gabriel García Micó (08.10.1992, Barcelona) is a lawyer who has passed the LL.M. for the Access to the Bar Association at the Instituto de Educación Continuada-UPF (nowadays, Barcelona School of Management). Since July 2016, he is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association and is registered as a practising lawyer (num. 43,200). For more than three years, he has worked for one of the most prestigious national law firms and has had the chance to defend the interest of the clients of the Firm at the Court room.
His next academic project is to approve the Ph.D. in Private Law. His areas of expertise are the Health Law, which includes the Pharmaceutical and the Medical Law; Tort Law, the study of the synergies between the medical science and law (precisely, robotic surgery) and, as a common core to the above, Bioethics.
(2nd) Vice President: Marta Lopera Mármol
Marta Lopera-Mármol (26.10.1994, Barcelona) is a predoctoral researcher, with a Research Fellow in Training Scholarship granted by the Communication Department of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) to develop her Thesis on: “The representation of mental illness in dramedy coming-of-age TV series. My Mad Fat Diary, Atypical and The End of the F***ing World” and a member of the Communication Advertising and Society Research Group (CAS). She holds a M.A. in Social Communication from UPF and a B.A. in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Barcelona (UB) with two international stays at the Hanzehogeschool (Groningen, Holland) and La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia).