9. Els nostres alumni
“Today, people know they can change things”
Albert Medran, degree in Political and Administration Sciences, 2006
Name and surnames: Albert Medran (@medri)
Place and year of birth: Sabadell, 1984
Personal website: http://albertmedran.com/
Specialized in: corporate, digital and political communication
Albert Medran holds a degree in Political and Administration Sciences (class of 2006) from UPF. Until last July, he was the Communications Director at Change.org in Spain, one of the world’s pre-eminent online petition platforms. He is currently Digital Director of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE).
In the last US presidential elections, he moved to New York to work as a volunteer on the campaign of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, where he handled communication with the Latino community.
We talked to him about how the Internet is impacting the model for civic participation and mobilization.
They say people who study Political and Administration Sciences do it because they want to fix the world. Was that your dream?
From a very young age I understood the importance of leaving the world a better place than we found it. I remember reading a slim green book when I was ten that listed 50 things kids could do to change the world. It was etched into my brain that kids could write to politicians and propose changes, too. I guess that stayed with me during my childhood and teenage years.
‘At UPF I discovered that the world was much bigger, more diverse and more complex than I thought.’
I chose Political Science to understand how the world really works and what we can do to change it and make it better. Studying at UPF was a privilege and a dream. There I discovered that the world was much bigger, more diverse and more complex than I thought. And I was able to see that there are ways to fix it.