I was born in January 1972 in Barcelona, when newspapers and kilos of potatoes cost about six Spanish 'pesetas'.
I had many interests but finally obtained my Degree in Pure Mathematics in 1995, and one year later finished my Professional Master's Degree in Mathematics Teacher Education, both at the University of Barcelona.
While working as a mathematics teacher in a public secondary school, I joined Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1998 for my Research Master's Degree and my PhD in Mathematics Education -July 2001. I was promoted to Associate Professor following the positions of Assistant Professor and Lecturer for some years. Now a newer promotion is coming.
In 2013 I was distinguished with an ICREA Academia Award by the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, to which I am enormously grateful for making possible the process of intensification of research within GIPEAM and in the context of international collaborations. Since then and till December 2020, I share my UAB position with the concurrent position as Research Fellow at the Division of Mathematics Education of the University of South Africa.
Honestly, I believe that research on mathematics education, if able to see the social and political aspects of the practices and institutions, can be useful and transformative; just as we, female researchers, take these aspects into account to reach, day after day, the most important goal: To balance our academic and family lives!