Juan Antonio Pérez

Regional Contact Person North

Hi! My name is Juanan and I am originally from Spain.

Juanan, tell us a bit more about yourself!

I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Law at the University of Eastern Finland and I graduated in International Studies from the Carlos III University of Madrid, with an exchange at the University of California, Berkeley.

I joined YEE as an European Solidarity Corps volunteer from February to July 2021 in Prague, and I loved the experience so much that I wanted to continue contributing with the organization as RCP North!

What are some of the causes you care about?

I really care about the protection of el Mar Menor, the largest salt-water coastal lagoon in Europe, that is located in my region. Thanks to a powerful citizens movement, it could soon become the first natural element in Europe that is granted with legal personhood.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

I love travelling, writing, playing piano and guitar, and practising indoor climbing!

Give us one quote that describes your personality, or that you simply love!

‘So what if a piece of wood discovers it’s a violin’  Arthur Rimbaud