I developed my interested towards environmental geosciences while doing my BSc in Chemistry at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, in Lima. As part of my undergraduate thesis, I had to work in the Tambopata National Reserve, which is in the heart of the amazon rainforest. My project was focused on the analysis of carbon cycling within the Amazonian rainforest, specifically on litter decomposition in the forest floor.

All of this led me to further pursue a MSc in geological sciences in the Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric sciences department at UBC, where I am working in a project that aims to understand the carbon budget at Burns Bog, a restored wetland located in BC, Canada.