Ricard Grebol graduated in Physics and Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). During his curriculum, he took part in the Erasmus Exchange program and spent a semester at the University of Bergen (UiB). He took a research position in the ALBA CELLS Synchrotron as an external collaborator from a leading company in the Surface Science sector, IBSS group, for two years. His joint-degree thesis was entitled “ALD of TiO2 on (rPe-CVD) grown graphene for supercapacitors”. He is currently in his second year of MSc in Economics at the University of Barcelona and has been granted a merit scholarship from the “Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera”. His current research interests are based on demographic transitions, inter- and intracontinental migrations and the role of institutions in economic development. He is also interested in International Relations and Identity Politics. He has been politically involved for several years in the local and national youth movement promoting social and civil rights, feminism, environmentalism, socialism, etc.