Irene was born in Gran Canaria (1996). She moved to Madrid to pursue a Medical Degree in Universidad Complutense (2014-2021) and train as a member of the Spanish National Olympic Shooting team. Due to her interest in basic and translational oncology, she carried out her bachelor thesis at the B lymphocyte Biology lab (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares) studying the microRNA miR-28 therapeutic potential in diffuse large B cell lymphoma, obtaining the highest distinction. She also performed a summer internship in the Translational Oncology Lab (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón, 2021), where she gained knowledge on sequencing techniques, primary cell cultures and xenograft models generation. To further expand her basic research knowledge, she obtained a fellowship from Ramón Areces Foundation to pursue her Master studies in Biomolecules and Cell Dynamics (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2021) and has joined the Brain Metastasis Group to carry out her master thesis characterizing the interaction between cancer cells and blood vessels in metastatic brain colonization.