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.
Mr. Botond Feledy is currently serving as the Secretary for Leadership at JESC, in particular, managing the European Leadership Programme. He worked in the Hungarian province of the Jesuits as rector of St Ignatius College, later as director of the Institute for Social Reflection . In 2017 he was elected as member of the #NewEurope100 . He is juris doctor, alumni of SciencesPo, GMF, IVLP and DAAD. See his LinkedIn profile.
Anders Brøndum Holstborg is JESC’s IT and Strategy Officer. 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.
JESC ASSISTANTS AND TRAINEES
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.
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.
Alba Requejo Hernández from Spain is the Content and Social Media Assistant at JESC. She is working in the Communication Strategy and reporting on external events and conferences. Alba holds a Double BA in International Relations and Translation and Interpreting (EN and FR) at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid. She was previously volunteering in Romania as part of the European Solidarity Corps and has two years translating experience at an aeronautical consultancy group, amongst others.
Zsófia Voda is the Assistant of the European Leadership Programme, connecting the Fellows and the core team of JESC and liaising with the guest speakers. Previously she worked as a Project Manager of non-formal education projects in Slovakia at TANDEM, n.o. She holds a Master’s in Teacher Training in Hungarian and English Language and Literature, and she is passionate about community building and volunteering.
Emilie Noël from France is an intern at JESC. She is currently studying in a bachelor of Business and languages (English, Spanish and Chinese) and is fond of discovering new cultures namely by experiencing exchange programs in the US or in Asia (South Korea). She has worked in the International Office of the Catholic University of Lille and is interested in developing relations between the EU with the outside.
Loreto Machés Blázquez from Spain is an intern at JESC. She studied International Relations and Translation and Interpreting (English, German and French) at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid. She has collaborated as a translator and assistant at the Center for Analysis and Foresight (CAP) of the Spanish Guardia Civil, and interned at the Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies (IEEE). She is passionate about foreign affairs, security and defense, EU affairs, HR and advocacy.
Blanca Marabini San Martín is an intern at JESC. She has a background in International Relations and Translation and Interpreting (English, German and Spanish). She has collaborated with the Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies (IEEE) and has done freelance translation. She is passionate about international relations and security, as well as about the Pacific Asia region, and is currently learning Chinese.