Peter Rožič SJ has been JESC’s director since September 2017. He also acts as Social Apostolate Delegate for the Conference of European Provincials. A Slovenian national, Fr. Rožič holds a PhD in Political Science from Georgetown University. Before arriving in Brussels, he was an assistant professor at the University of Ljubljana and rector of the Residential College in Maribor. See his Curriculum Vitae.
Martin Maier SJ is JESC’s Secretary for European Affairs, a role involving networking and relationship building with individuals and groups within the European Institutions. Fr. Maier previously worked as editor of the magazine “Stimmen der Zeit“, rector of a European Jesuit Formation Centre, and pastor to a rural community in El Salvador. An expert in theologies of liberation, he is a guest professor at the Central American University.
Edmond Grace SJ is JESC’s Secretary for Justice and Ecology, a role involving training, editorial and research work on integral ecology and the promotion of justice. He studied law in Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University. He has lectured on law and political theory and has been Director of PeopleTalk since its inception. He is a member of Ireland’s National Dialogue on Climate Action and on the organising team of Faith & Politics.
Donnel Nkurunziza is JESC’s Accounting & Administration Officer, working within the organization to provide financial services and administration assistance to the various programs of JESC. He holds a Bsc in Accounting and Information systems from Virginia Tech (USA) and has worked for Cisco’s EMEA team in Belgium and the European Commission as a Financial Officer.
JESC ASSISTANTS AND TRAINEES
Anders Brøndum Holstborg is JESC’s Events and IT Support Assistant. A Religious History Major from Copenhagen University, he has worked as an administration trainee under the European Parliament’s religious and non-confessional dialogue secretariat, as a website assistant for the Danish Bible Society, and as course lecturer at the Danish Public University.
Jaka Kranjc is JESC’s European Leadership Programme Coordinator Assistant. He works in running this project on a day-to-day basis, and assisting in coordinating relations with institutions, academic partners and applicants. He is currently finishing his Master’s degree in political science from the University of Ljubljana.
Christian Lischka nSJ is in a two-month internship at JESC as a part of his formation as a Jesuit. Before joining the novitiate, he studied Philosophy in Frankfurt and Life Science at the University of Münster (both Germany). He holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat) in Biology.
Carolinne Rapiso Silva is JESC’s Marketing and Events Assistant. She works on developing marketing strategies, social media campaigns and events planning. Carolinne has a Bachelor degree in Translation of English and French and a Master degree in Marketing, both from University of Aveiro, Portugal. She is passionate about Human Relationship, Events Management and Communication.
Eleonora Vitale is JESC’s Executive Assistant to Director. She works as a bridge between different focus areas, providing support to team members by handling a tasks of management and content. Eleonora holds a bachelor degree in International and Diplomatic Science from Università degli Studi di Trieste, and holds a Double Degree Master’s in International politics and Economic Relations from the University of Macerata and in International Public and Business Administration from MGIMO University, Moscow.
María Verdugo Martin is JESC’s Justice and Ecology Research Assistant, working on ecology and sustainability. She studied International Relations and Translation and Interpreting at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid. She has worked as a Public Affairs intern at Kreab in Spain and as a translator for a Jesuit publishing house in Mexico City. She is passionate about politics, EU affairs, lobbying and advocacy.
Ricardo Zaragoza is JESC’s Photography and Video Assistant. He works on the Communication strategy in order to promote the activities of JESC externally through pictures and video on the social media and on the newsletters. He has a Bachelor Degree in Advertisement and Public Relations from the Catholic University of Murcia. He is a professional photographer and he has a long experience working for youth projects and NGOs in Spain.
Susan Dabbous is JESC’s Communications Assistant. She works on the editing of JESC newsletters and the coordination of internal and external communication activities. Susan has been the Middle East Correspondent for Avvenire newspaper and has a degree in Political Science from La Sapienza University in Rome. She’s the author of several publications, including “La ragazza di Homs”, a novel about Syrian refugees. Before focusing on the Middle East she spent time reporting on migration, environment, racism and integration.
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