I studied Human Biology at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). During these years I had the chance to have various stays at the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF) with a group studying conservation genomics of reptiles and amphibians. I also got to do my final degree project with them, which was a mitochondrial and genomic approach to the diversity and evolution of the populations of the gecko Trachydactlyus hajarensis from southeastern Arabia. So as I was keener on animals than humans I enrolled in the MSc in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management (specialization in management and diversity of flora and fauna) at UAB. For my master’s thesis I will be working working on a project investigating the emergent infectious diseases that are threatening amphibian populations by studying the composition of their microbiome. Concretely we will be focussing on the endemic Montseny Brook Newt (Calotriton arnoldi). In my free time I enjoy hiking, scuba diving, horse riding and almost any outdoor activity, or reading a good book.
BSc in Human Biology, 2021
Universitat Pompeu Fabra