Sonia is a veterinarian from Galicia (Spain) who graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1998. She has worked as a clinician in the south of Galicia and north of Portugal for 9 years.
In 2008 she decided to move to Madison with the idea of further advancing her education. During the initial 3 years, she finished a Master in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She focused the core Master courses in the areas of epidemiology and statistical methodology. At the same University in 2013 she started her Master in Biometry under the advice of the epidemiologist Dr. Dörte Döpfer and the statistician Dr. Cécile Ané working on a project involving foodborne diseases caused by Escherichia coli O157:H7. Her passion in epidemiology, statistics and public health made her particularly interested in the Euroleish network program and PhD project under Dr. Albert Picado supervision. Her career is focused nowadays in applying statistical and epidemiological methods for the control and prevention of leishmaniasis.
Sonia enjoys reading a good book and having lunch with friends but what she likes most of all is spending time with her husband and two daughters.