I completed a B.Sc. in Biology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2008), followed by an M.Sc. in Biodiversity at the University of Barcelona (2009), in which I studied the molecular systematics and phylogeographic patterns of an Iberian group of springtails. Subsequently, I started a Ph.D. in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) of Barcelona, supervised by Xavier Bellés. During my PhD I addressed questions related to the origin and evolution of insect metamorphosis under a evodevo framework (2014). In 2015, I obtained a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship at the University of Bristol to study the origin and early evolution of arthropods using a molecular palaeobiological approach, merging fossil and molecular information, supervised by Davide Pisani. I came back to Barcelona since 2017 through a diverse competitive fellowships and I continue applying this approaches at IBE to understand the origins of animals and fungi.