Joana Alsina Sánches   
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
M.Sc. Energy for Smart Cities (KIC)  

Passionate and committed to solving challenges

I moved to Sweden to do the first year of my Master’s program and I love the country. I love travelling and discovering new places, people and cultures. The reason why I want to take a gap year once I’m done with my studies is to be able to travel for some months. I also enjoy team sports and outdoor activities. I value the feeling of being able to finally understand a concept which I considered complex at first, and I would love to help students feel the same way.

Subject Areas




Spanish (native)

Catalan (native)

English (fluent)

Norwegian (basic)


M.Sc Energy for Smart Cities (KIC): KTH 2018 - ongoing

Bachelor Thesis in High Voltage Live Work: Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge 2017

Bachelor in Energy Engineering EUETIB: BarcelonaTech (UPC) 2012-2017

Work experience

Hidramatic SAU (Barcelona, Spain)  

Sales Engineer Sep 2017 - Jul 2018

I helped potential international customers understand, compare, and contrast the oleohydraulic solutions that we offered, troubleshoot problems with their implementations and keep track and maximize the company sales.

FCBarcelona Megastore (Barcelona, Spain)  

Employee Mar 2014 – Jul 2014

I worked at the second biggest Nike store in the world assisting clients to find the right products, at the cashier counter attending people from worldwide, and taking care of the display and organization of the space.

Lestonnac School (Barcelona, Spain)

Basketball Coach Sep 2013- Jun 2018

I trained kids between 5 and 16 in my school. I enjoyed both the challenges of teaching first-time playing kids and lead a competing teenagers team.

Other experience

Summer camp monitor Escola Voramar (Palamós, Spain)

Monitor  a group of kids between 4 and 6 years old. In charge of organizing their daily activities and all the logistics around it.

Volunteer Autonomous and Sustainable Festival (Vienna, Austria)

Helping the festival organizers with the pre-festival setup, arranging workshops and fixing the logistics of many other activities involving refugee’s integration.

Volunteer Can Pedró Soup Kitchen (Barcelona, Spain)

On weekends, some families came to the social kitchen where they were given a warm meal and a moment of company and entertainment.