Originally a software engineer with a degree from the Barcelona Schools of Informatics, I'm currently studying for a master’s degree in environmental science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. I also hold a postgraduate diploma in International Cooperation and Development from the Technical University of Catalonia. For more than twelve years I've worked for several companies and non-profits in different countries such as France, Germany, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Spain and New Zealand. My field of focus since I graduated has been designing and developing software, becoming a specialist in the domain of web applications.
My experience and knowledge in computer science have proven valuable in environmental science. Data analysis and modelling, among others, are vital tools in modern science and require a certain degree of expertise in languages such as R or Python, both of which I'm more than comfortable to work with. Thanks to my past gigs at Koordinates and Hyds I've gained plenty of GIS experience, which is also becoming highly relevant in the science field.My main interests are plastic pollution and marine debris, coastal environments, citizen science and community-led restoration and conservation. I'm a huge fan of iNaturalist, an online platform to share fauna and flora observations within the New Zealand region. I currently reside in Piha with my little family after relocating from Wellington, where we first settled in New Zealand in 2014.
Since I moved to New Zealand I've become more engaged in community initiatives and volunteer work. I've been an ambassador for the Auckland Council in the Waitākere Ranges to raise awareness of Kauri dieback and I do shore birds monitoring and predator control work in Piha. I guess I'm officially a bird freak since I'm a member of Birds New Zealand and Forest & Bird.
While I finish my studies I'm available as a contractor. If you think I might be of any help, please do get in touch.