Lucía García Rico was the Rafael del Pino-Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellow from 2021-22. She joined the Spanish Foreign Service in 2006 and has been posted to the Embassy of Spain to Mauritania (2010-2012), the Delegation of Spain to NATO (2012-2016) and the Embassy of Spain to Turkey (2016-2019), with responsibilities in political, consular and cultural affairs. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, she has served as Desk Officer at the UN Directorate (2007-2008), as Assistant Deputy Director at the Spanish Bureau for Gibraltar (2008-2010) and as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Under Secretary (2019-2020).

She graduated in Law from ESADE, Universidad Ramón Llull (Barcelona), and Political Science and Public Administration from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Madrid). She also obtained a Master´s degree in Defence Policy and International Security from Universidad Complutense (Madrid) and she completed the Advanced Command and Staff Course (National Defence and Security Studies Centre of Spain).

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