Ana was born in Segovia (1994). Before graduating from Biotechnology at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (UFV, Madrid) in July 2016, Ana performed research internships at Hospital Gregorio Marañón (Madrid) and at CNIO, under the supervision of Dra. Nuria Malats as part of the CNIO Summer Program (2015). During her bachelor studies, she was awarded with a scholarship from UFV for students with brilliant academic records. The last year of her bachelor’s degree, she travelled to United States to join the group of Professor Eva Hernando (NYU). Ana developed her bachelor’s dissertation thesis on a project focused on the epigenetic and phenotypic characterization of AMIGO2, a novel melanoma survival gene that she published in Molecular Cell (2017). After graduating back in Madrid, she returned to New York to work as a Research technician in the same lab, where she has been involved in different projects related to the study of epigenetic regulation of melanoma metastasis. Ana returned to Madrid as a master student of the Molecular Biomedicine program of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). She joined the Brain Metastasis group to develop a project for her master thesis about organ adaptation of metastatic cells (2018-2019). Later on Ana obtained the La Caixa-Marie Curie Sklodowska INPhINIT fellowship (2019) for pursuing her PhD at the Brain Metastasis Group working on the characterization of brain metastasis-associated astrocytes including their ontogeny and their influence on the immune system.