Maria’s role focuses on the communication, internationalisation and management of the Landscape Archaeology Research Group (GIAP) in the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC).
Maria has been working for multiple international research centres and universities since 2014, gaining a wide experience Academia. She started in the Language Evolution Lab of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC) until 2016, then moving to the MulticellGenomeLab, also in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC). In 2020, she started working on the communication of ‘Unite! University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering‘ in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), part of the EU’s innovative pilot programme of European Universities Initative, which was then formed by a consortium of 7 prestigious European universities. She has also collaborated with other research groups and centres, such as the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) or the Institute of Marince Sciences (ICM-CSIC).
Having a strong interest in outreach and knowledge transfer, she has also volunteered in numerous outreach associations and activities, both at a local and international level. This includes diverse activities like co-directing an outreach radio programme “Ones de Ciència” for two seasons, which won the “best audio content in Catalonia” award by La Xarxa in 2020, or the organisation of exhibitions (Bee Monitoring Devices and Curious Observations in 2016, by AnneMarie Maes) and science-art operas (Casparo in 2014 and Fausto in 2019, both by Luc Steels and Òscar Vilarroya), among many others.
Maria graduated in Linguistics, specialising in Catalan and English, in 2012. Being an avid learner, she signs up to any interesting courses she comes across. She is a big fan of the Intervals courses from the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) or the courses in Barcelona Activa, which she routinely attended while living in Barcelona. Her wide skillset and interests earned her the title “secret weapon” in one of the groups she was working with. Check her portfolio for more examples of her background and skills.