COAJE’s Executive Board

Claudia Peña is the President of the Spanish Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (COAJE).

Claudia is the President of COAJE, the Atlantic Treaty Association of Spain. The dedication of Claudia towards NATO and Youth Atlantic Treaty Association is outstanding. Claudia has been Secretary General of the Spanish Youth Atlantic Treaty Association for 2 years; she has also been Vice-President for Public Outreach for YATA International and Vice-president for Public Diplomacy of the Spanish Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (COAJE).

Claudia studied Law and Business Administration and Management and has been working for the Corporate Communication Division at Banco Santander, one of the leading financial institutions in the country. COAJE’s President is also part of Women CEO network. Claudia has also strong communication skills; she has been Moderator of the United Nations General Assembly at the Model United Nations Morocco (MUNM) “Girls and Women, Focus and Actor” and she has been finalist of Madrid’s School Debating Championship in 2010 and 2012. In 2015 she was elected as the representative of the Spanish speaking youth in the world for the first homage to the Spanish language, she gave her speech at the Congress of the Kingdom of Spain. She is currently studying Garrigues Legal English Program, TOLES exam.

As an open-minded and curious citizen of the world, Claudia wishes to work abroad and to meet new cultures that will enrich her perspective and understanding of controversial issues. She is fluent in Spanish, English and German.


Inés Trigo is COAJE’s Secretary General.

She studied Business Administration and Law, regarding International Security and Defense, she is especially interested on cybernetic security and on political theories, evaluating interconnected interests, objectives and actors’ movements in the international arena.

She studied International Business & Economics in Universität Hohenheim in Stuttgart in 2016 to improve her knowledge on the EU.
She became a member of COAJE in 2012 and in 2014 she was Director of Operations before being elected Vice-President for Organization in 2015.
She has been part of YATA conferences like PAYS in Lisbon in 2014.
She has leadership and teamwork skills and she always wants to learn more. Inés is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian, German and she also speaks Portuguese.


Mario Zorrilla is COAJE’s Treasurer.


Mario studies Business Administration in the Carlos III University. He is passionate about Finance what made him attend to different courses like one organized by BME, the firm in charge of running Spanish stock market. He lived in Paris where he studied one semester of his bachelor and also one summer in Moscow.
All of these experience have made him a hard working person with a big commitment in the projects where he is participating.
Mario speaks English, French, Russian and he is especially interested in the Eastern Flank and the future relationships between NATO and Russia.


Esther Muñoz is in charge of Vice-presidency of Communications.

Nowadays Esther studies Law and Journalism in URJC. She wishes to be lawyer but she would also like to work as a war correspondent. Esther is interested in defense but mostly in the paper of women in defense. She was delegate in URJCMUN2017 in legal committee. Thanks to her experience in Brussels, she speaks fluent French and English.


Sonia Velázquez is COAJE’s Vice-president of Diplomacy.

Sonia graduated in International Relations and Translation and Interpreting. She is licenced in International Security in the Mediterranean and the Middle East and she holds a Master in Energy Management, Oil and Gas. She has focused her studies on Geopolitics of Energy and Resources and nowadays she is taking an internship in one of the biggest energy and gas oil Spanish and global companies, while she continues studying and publishing about energy and security, preparing herself for her future Ph.D. Sonia is interested in the MENA region and energy security.

She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and speaks some German and she has combined those activities related with security with communication activities, such as translations or articles for organisms like UNICEF or the French Embassy. She is a very organized and outgoing person.