Staff

Juan Pablo Toro
Executive Director
Juan Pablo is the Executive Director of AthenaLab. For 22 years he worked as a journalist becoming the International Editor of El Mercurio, director of El Mercurio de Valparaíso, editor and correspondent of The Associated Press in Mexico and Colombia. Its coverage in America, Asia-Pacific and other regions, includes elections, conflict zones, summits and interviews with important leaders. He has a Master's degree in Political Science and journalist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He also has formal studies in security and defense at CHDS and ITAM.
John Griffiths
Head of Security and Defense Studies
John is Head of tSecurity and Defense Studies at AthenaLab. Former Army Officer. Bachelor of Military Science. M.A. in International Security from Georgetown University. Doctor in American Studies with a mention in International Affairs of the USACH. He has worked as a teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, ANEPE and the Adolfo Ibáñez University on issues related to Strategic Studies, Security and National Defense. Additional studies in these fields at Harvard University, King´s College and University of Antwerp (UFSIA).
María Fernanda Muñoz
Project Manager
María Fernanda is Project Manager at AthenaLab. For 7 years she worked at the Center for International Studies of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, as an Analyst and later as Project Manager, developing and managing academic, research and extension initiatives on international relations and transparency issues. She is a Political Scientist of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.