I was born in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. I attended the University of the Basque Country where I obtained a degree in Industrial Technical Engineering, majoring in Industrial Electronics (BEng) in 2009 at the School of Industrial Technical Engineering, Bilbao. I continued my studies obtaining a degree in Automation and Industrial Electronics Engineering (MEng) in 2012 at the Faculty of Engineering, Bilbao. For my Engineering Final Project, I designed a descriptive robotic solution for wind turbines titled “Design of a maintenance robot for wind turbine blades”, whose proposal and results were used to develop future projects in the last few years. I worked on this project with the cooperation of Gamesa, Tekniker-IK4 and under the supervision of Dr. Itziar Cabanes from the Systems and Automation Engineering Department.
After graduated and for a year, I taught Power Electronics, Digital Systems, Introduction to Electronics and Instrumentation. However, after having worked in the design of a mobile maintenance robot, I developed an interest in robotics and research which led me to the field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Currently and since the beginning of 2014, I am a PhD Candidate at Memorial University of Newfoundland assessing the effects of the integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the airspace considering near mid-collision scenarios. Modelling and Control are my principal areas of work.
During my time at Memorial University, I have been actively involved with student associations and I developed and interest in the graduate student experience. I found a passion for teaching coding to newbies: from other researchers to first-year undergraduate students.
• Negotiating for success. WinSett Centre, March 2018
• Entrepreneurship program. Memorial University, 2017-2018
• Professional skills development program. Memorial University, Winter 2014
• Engineering education
• Aerospace applications
• Women in STEM
• Project management
• Machine learning
• Creative writing
Women in Engineering (WiE)
Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC)
Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society (AESS)
Women in Science and Engineering Newfoundland and Labrador (WISE NL)
I have been the Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) Newfoundland and Labrador Section since January 2019.
Women in Science and Engineering Graduate Students Society (WISE-GSS), where I am the past-president. I also held the positions of president and co-director of event planning positions in 2018 and 2017 respectively. Find more info about upcoming events and workshops on our facebook page.
Since 2015 and for three years I collaborated with the MUN Mentors progam, which welcomes and helps new International Students during their first semester at Memorial University. This program has recently been awarded by the City of St. John's with the 2016 Building Healthy Communities at Memorial award for its outstanding work in the university community.
I also do different kinds of crafts in my free time and I love History, hiking, all types of outdoors activities and ice skating.