currently works as an Associate Professor of English language and linguistics at the University of Valencia (Spain). Previously, she worked as an ESP teacher at the Centro Universitario de la Defensa (Zaragoza) for almost three years. She holds an international Ph.D. in cognitive linguistics from the University of La Rioja (Spain). Her research interests are cognitive semantics, corpus linguistics, construction grammar, language pedagogy and English for Specific Purposes.
She has completed research stays at the University of California, the United States; the University of Pavia, Italy; the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; the University of Genoa, Italy. She has published several articles in well-known Spanish and European journals such as RESLA (Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada), VIAL. Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación, Atlantis: Journal of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies, Onomázein, ESP Today Journal, and Revue Roumaine de Linguistique (Romanian Review of Linguistics). She has also participated in the editing of the online project Bibliography of Metaphor and Metonymy (John Benjamins) since 2012 and Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (Dictionaries of Linguistic Science and Communication, De Gruyter).
She is also a member of the Interuniversity Institute of Applied Modern Languages (IULMA) at the University of Valencia (Spain) and member of the research groups SILVA (Group of Support for Investigation in Language Variation Analysis) and CORPLING (Corpus Linguistics: Developments and applications)