Irune Ariño has studied Political Science at University Pompeu Fabra. She is the Deputy Director of Instituto Juan de Mariana, a libertarian think tank based in Madrid. She is also the former Regional Director for European Students For Liberty in Spain and Portugal. Her interest in libertarianism is due to her non-conformism against homogeneity in education since she was in high school. The ideas of liberty are necessary to end poverty, racism, homophobia and achieve the empowerment of women.