Paola Rodríguez Masiu – President

My name is Paola Rodriguez and I am from Venezuela. I hold an Engineering degree in Geophysics from Simón Bolívar University (USB) and a MSc. in Petroleum Geosciences from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Prior to Sciences Po, I worked as a Geophysicist at PGS, an oilfield service company based in Oslo. I also interned for the Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA and for Total E&P Norway under the Geosciences Business Unit. My professional and academic training has provided me with great insight into the energy business. That insight is most helpful when handling projects at SPEA. I want to lead a very inclusive organization. That is what the opinions of our members are very important to me. Do not hesitate to approached and talk to me. I am always around the campus!



Andrea Zulbaran – Vice President

Hello! I’m Andrea and I’m very excited to serve as the Vice President of this association. I´m a Mexican lawyer graduated from the ITESM, with a diploma in Political Sciences from SciencesPo Lille and a Diploma in Corporate Taxes, currently enrolled in the International Energy master dual program with Georgetown University. I am looking forward to contribute with my ideas and previous experiences to enrich our master program with academic and working opportunities. I enjoy reading, movies and swimming in my free time. My interest in energy is mainly in natural gas, energy market and Mexico´s emerging oil & gas and energy sector. I can be reached at



Menglu Zhang – Secretary

Hello everyone! I am Menglu Zhang from China. I am a master student in International Energy at Sciences Po with concentrations of African Studies and Project Management. Studying in different countries has cultivated my global vision. I hold degrees of a B.L in International Relations and a B.S in Psychology from Peking University in China, but I also exchanged at the Graduate Institute for one year in Switzerland and I took a summer school at Oxford and Cambridge in UK. The value of liberty and the respect of diversity are the main reasons why I chose to study in Paris and I am glad to learn from people with various backgrounds. Currently I serve as Secretary of SPEA and I am always open to your opinions and comments for a brighter energy future!  I am interested in energy policies and I hope to contribute to providing more people with access to clean and affordable energy. Feel free to contact me at ! I would be very happy to receive your email.



Alexander Zamarro – Treasurer

Hi! My name is Alexander Zamarro. I am a student in Sciences Po’s International Energy Master’s program concentrating in Emerging Economies and Global Economic Policy. As Treasurer of SPEA I am in charge of managing the Association’s finances and seeking external finances to fund our operations. I received my BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After leaving UMASS, I spent about a year completing internships with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. My undergraduate studies and internship experiences helped spike my interest in renewable energy economics and politics, and I hope to continue making contributions to this field going forward. Aside from my academic interests, in my free time I love being outside (playing sports, hiking, going to the beach), cooking, and exploring new places. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! My email address is



Akman Özel – Chair of Community Outreach

Hi! My name is Akman and I’m from Turkey. I am an International Energy master student at Sciences Po concentrating in International Energy and Emerging Economies. I have been studying abroad since 2012, and obtained my BA Economics and Mathematics Degree from the University of Toronto. Previously, I interned with a major oil & gas company, and with an international bank. My interest for the business, economics and geopolitics of energy budded during my internships, and my undergraduate studies. As the Chair of Community Outreach of the SPEA, I am in charge of facilitating relations between students, companies and alumni; and maintaining the communication channels of the association. In my free time, I like traveling, watching football, spending time with my family and friends, and working out. Feel free to contact me with any question at