I was born in 1978 in the Canary Islands . Growing in such a biodiverse and unique landscape, my interest for local rocks, plants and animals became stronger through time. Thus, I soon decided to get a degree in Biology at La Laguna University (ULL).
During my undergrad I met Dr. Ibáñez and Dr. Alonso, specialists in Malacology, who inspired me to start a scientific carreer and introduced me in the fascinating world of land snails. I got my M.D. and my Ph.D. in the Department of Animal Biology (ULL), on paleobiology of Quaternary land snails from the Canary Islands.
Once I achived my PhD on September 2005, I got involved in four sequential postdocs at different institutions:
1) Virginia Tech (2005-2007) , where I worked with Dr. Michal Kowalewski on paleobiology and taphonomy of mollusk assemblages.
2) University of Georgia (2007-2009), where I worked with Dr. Christopher S. Romanek on isotope geochemistry.
3) Southern Methodist University (2009), where I worked with Dr. Crayton J. Yapp on isotope geochemistry.
4) CSIC-University of Granada (2010-2013) where I worked with Dr. Antonio Delgado on paleoecology, taphonomy and isotope geochemistry.
In January 2013, I joined the Department of Geology of the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor.