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I hold a Master in Architecture and a Master in Equal Opportunities, I also studied at the Eesti Kunstiakadeemia Urban Studies Master during 2005-2006. I am a researcher, project manager at the Department of Urban Planning of the Technical University of Madrid and the coordinator of the UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality Policies in Science, Technology and Innovation. My research focuses on gender-responsive spatial planning and design, and on structural change and gender policies in STEM institutions. I have participated in different European projects on gender equality and responsible research and innovation (RRI) in S&T institutions (genderSTETRIGGER, RRINGGE-AcademyGendered Innovations).
I have been visitor researcher and guest lecturer at different Spanish and European universities. I have been in charge of a number of training courses on gender equality in STEM fields targeting professionals, researchers and managers from both public and private institutions. My most recent works are the consultancy for the Spanish government on gender and housing, and for ADIF (Administrator of Railway Infrastructures in Spain) on how introducing gender criteria in the planification of railway infrastructures and stations. I have been responsible for gender mainstreaming in Madrid Nuevo Norte urban regeneration project advising both technical and social-engagement departments. I am at the moment elaborating a toolkit for Extremadura regional government on gender in territorial planning. I am the Western Europe Area Editor of the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture, to be published in 2021. My participatory action research with women on safety in public space has been recently selected for the Spanish Pavilion in the 2018 Edition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture.

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