Hometown: Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Education: Ph.D. in Archaeology
Occupation: Research scientist in Archaeology
Expeditions: Spain, South Africa, and Tanzania
Favorite Place to Be: Outdoors on the green slopes of the Asturias mountains
Best Discoveries: The Sopeña, a cave where first Neanderthals and later early modern humans lived for thousands of years. Also, I proved that supposedly vegetarian cave bears were in fact active cannibalistic scavengers!
Favorite Items in the Field: My dog and good waterproof boots
Personal Hero: Captain Ahab in Moby Dick
Hobbies: Bagpipe playing, reading books
Advice: Ignore what others say about what you can’t do and follow your heart. The true success of a person is measured by how close she gets to fulfilling her childhood aspirations.