I started my undergrad in Physics at Universidad de Cordoba (Spain), where I studied the first cycle of the Physics degree. Since I was interested in atmospheric physics, I moved to Salamanca, where I completed the second cycle of the degree. During that time, I also spent one year at Universitá degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy) as part of the European exchange programme Erasmus. In 2005, I obtained my Physics degree at Universidad de Salamanca (Spain).
Postgraduate and PhD
In 2007, I began my postgraduate studies at Universidad de Granada (Spain). I followed a PhD programme offered by various universities, including Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), where I followed a few courses on meteorology and climatology. In 2009, I finished my M.Sc. in Geophysics and Meteorology at Universidad de Granada. My first studies on climate change at regional scales date back to this period and focused on precipitation extremes in the Iberian Peninsula using atmospheric models.
In 2011, I completed my PhD in Physics at Universidad de Granada (Spain) with the Thesis entitled: “High-resolution projections of climate change over the Iberian Peninsula using a mesoscale model”. As part of my PhD, I was visiting scientists at the National Center of Atmospheric Research (Bouder, CO, USA) in 2009.
In November 2011, right after my PhD, I moved to Australia to join the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) at University of New South Wales as a postdoc. I became member of the modelling team for the. NARCliM project and developed my own line of research on the impact of urban expansion on the local climate. Much of the research at CCRC focused on climate extremes in the context of climate change. In Australia, I was also part of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excelence for Climate System Science, which brought together some of the most prestigious Universities in Australia, as well as a range of world-renowned international partners.
In 2016, I moved to Hawaii as a postdoc at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (United States). At UH, I worked on the generation of a wind gridded dataset over O’ahu using very high-resolution regional climate models to assist int he design and location of future wind farms. I also studied the potential of assimilating lightning activity data to improve tropical cyclone forecasts.
In 2017, I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship funded by the European Commission to improve our representation of tropical rainfall in atmospheric models, particularly over the Maritime Continent (Project REHIPRE). This project took place at the Group of Meteorology in in Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain) and concluded in October 2019.
Since November 2019, I continued to work at Universitat de les Illes Balears on precipitation extremes and severe weather in the Mediterranean.
In 2020, I was successful in the call by the Spanish Research Agency (AEI) and obtained a Young Researchers Project (JIN) with my proposal “EPICC” aimed at studying present and future precipitation extremes in the western Mediterranean.
In 2021, I started as a “Beatriz Galindo” distinguished researcher at Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain). The program is aimed at attracting research excellence by providing talented researchers that have developed a significant part of they career abroad the opportunity to establish themselves in Spain.