About my job
What people think about me
Head of the CDTI-SOST Office in Brussels
“Reyes is one of the best-trained national and international R&I and project management experts I know. We met on my arrival at the Spanish Science and Technology Office (CDTI-SOST) in 2013 during one of the editions of the Specialization Program of European project managers and during her stay, she showed us an extraordinary professionalism and desire to learn. Since then, we have continued collaborating punctually and in fact, she returned to spend several weeks with us again in the beginning of 2017, when I could see that she had not lost an eye of her desire to learn and her ability to team up. In summary, if I have to highlight a characteristic of Reyes besides her professionalism, it would undoubtedly be her positivity and constructive character. It is a pleasure to count on her as a professional and as a person”
Jesús Rojo González
Technology Transfer and European Programmes, EEN MADRIMASD Project Coordinator, NCP Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
“I have known Reyes for more than 5 years and from the first moment we have formed a very good team. As National Contact Point of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions we have jointly worked on many proposals that Reyes has managed since its inception at the Autonomous University of Madrid, including the COFUND that she won for this university in 2015. We have organized and participated together in numerous events of great international impact, such as the Night of the Researchers or the EUMEX Innova congress in Mexico City, and in all I have had the professionalism, enthusiasm and sympathy of Reyes. For me, being able to count on her is always a guarantee of success.”
Beatriz Gil Gómez de Liaño
PhD. Professor of the Faculty of Psychology of the UAM. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship at the University of Cambridge (KU) and the Harvard Medical School (USA).
“I met Reyes when the UAM internationalization office was lunched and I started to be interested in the topics of research internationalization. She always advised me with great professionalism and with an unusual speed and efficiency in the university. She started a good part of what is now the UAM European Project’s Promotion office, and during my time as Vice Dean of Research at the School of Psychology she helped me get started with a similar project for the School of Psychology. She not only advised me regarding specific projects, but she even organized a two-day meetings in Brussels to present the new Internationalization Strategy of my Faculty by contacting the different research offices in the field of Psychology. Since then, whenever I needed help, my reference has been Reyes. She has extensive knowledge about research in Europe, she is one of the most competent, intelligent and hardworking persons I have ever met, having the ability to solve problems very quickly. She is enthusiastic, committed to her work, sure of herself, and in the personal field she is an exceptional person who has good people skills that make it extremely easy to work with her. Reyes is, undoubtedly, my reference for every international research work or project.”
Professor of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics of the Autonomous University of Madrid, and former Rector’s Delegate of the Office of European and International Projects (2013-2017).
“I met Reyes Sansegundo in a Skype interview when we were looking for staff to start from scratch the adventure of providing the Autonomous University of Madrid with a support structure for European project applications. Given the magnitude of the task, which would have made more than two senior technicians faint, Reyes not only was not intimidated, but from the beginning was willing to take responsibility, responding to the challenge with enthusiasm and energy. In the four years that we worked together, Reyes became the pillar of this support structure, getting involved in all aspects of it, from the support to the proposals of the UAM researchers (and some have already participated in this blog ) in search of the always scarce funds for its maintenance. Possibly, among all the positive aspects that Reyes has both personally and professionally, I would highlight the energy and passion with which she performs her tasks, and the great autonomy with which she conducts himself, which has allowed her superiors to briefly describe what we would like to do and leave everything in her hands.”
Professor at University of Sevilla
“Although I have known Reyes for a relatively short time, it seems that we are old acquaintances because of how easy and fluid it is for me to work with her. I was looking for help to prepare a proposal to a European program and providentially, Reyes crossed my path. His advice was invaluable, because he has the necessary qualities for this type of work: he knows the terrain he treads, has the ability to connect and understand, and the most valuable, shows high doses of generosity, a good that is often scarce in our business.”
Valerio Rocco Lozano
Vice Dean of Research
Faculty of Philosophy of the UAM
“Reyes is a great professional and to work with her is a guarantee of seriousness and success, as I have personally checked during two years, thanks to the help she gave to me during the development of the internationalization strategy of the Faculty of Philosophy of the UAM. I would highlight, among her professional virtues, her kindness with the researchers, her knowledge of the calls and her commitment to a job well done. Receiving answers immediately (even at 11 o'clock at night), responding to a technical question of great complexity and above all with closeness and good humor, is very rare in the world of research management; but in the case of Reyes it is the norm. For that reason (and for many other things) it is so rewarding to work with her.”
Julia Fernández de Casas
Innovation Project Manager at Ferrovial, Australia.
“I met Reyes in the Specialization program for Managers in the European R&D&I programs in Brussels.
I was immediately struck by her ability to communicate ideas clearly, concisely and in a personal way at the same time. As a result of this course, we have met on several occasions that include Innovation Days or preparation of European Proposals.
If there is something that has made me work with Reyes again, it is the confidence to know that she always gives an answer to the proposals that are made. In addition, she is organized and creative and once she is committed to a project, I know I can count on her.”
Xavier Eekhout Chicharro
European project manager
Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
“Reyes is one of the most enthusiastic professionals with whom I had the pleasure of working. Her desire to do things and her happiness make her the perfect colleague, not only for her work capacity, but also for her continue desire to help others and for her great ability to motivate anyone with whom she collaborates, ensuring that any common project succeed.”
Claudia Messina Albarenque
Professor – Teaching and Education School – Autonomous University of Madrid
“I met Reyes at the UAM when she worked at the International Projects Office, and the experience of working with her has been great, the best person who has had that service until now. Reyes is a professional with a lot of experience in project management and international and national R + D + i programs, she has a wide knowledge of each project, she knows how to perfectly communicate it according to the needs of the person who asks for advice with clarity, precision and, at the same time, conciseness. with people providing suggestions and solutions to any difficulty that may arise quickly and effectively.In the personal treatment is friendly, friendly and close in addition to dedicating sufficient time in each consultation. She is always available through different means: telephone , email, skype, etc. Specifically, he helped me in the drafting of a project for Societal Challenge 6 in the Horizon 2020 program and to get partners at European level for it. She continues to advise me on projects and research programs with the same dedication and professionalism. If you want to request a project, Reyes is the person to ask for advice.”