Alba was born in Cuenca, Spain, and raised in several cities around Spain, spending most of her life in near the Mediterranean Sea in Castellón. She obtained both her Bachelor’s (2016) and Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University Jaume I (2017). During her Master’s degree, Alba studied the use of Iridium and Ruthenium complexes as an efficient system for the production of hydrogen via the coupling of hydrosilanes and alcohols for energy storage under the supervision of the Prof. José A. Mata Martinez. Afterwards, Alba wanted to follow her sister's steps and moved away from home to perform her Ph.D. studies and venture the process of becoming independent. She carried out her Ph.D. in the multi-partner Marie-Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) European Joint Doctorate (EJD) “Catalytic Methods for Sustainable Synthesis”. A Merged Experimental and Computational Approach (CATMEC). With this program, she obtained a double PhD degree from Stockholm University in Sweden under the supervision of Prof. Belén Martín Matute and from the University of the Basque Country in Spain under the supervision of Prof. Enrique Gomez Bengoa. Her research was focused in computational and experimental investigations used to drive the reactivity of enol and allylic substrates towards new transformations. Additionally, she worked on the synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and their use in catalytic organic reactions. After her Ph.D. thesis (2022), she wanted to continue with her professional career in data driven science applied to organic chemistry in the Reisman lab at Caltech. In her free time Alba enjoys hiking, reading thriller and drama books, trying all types of food, going to the sea where she finds her inner peace and hanging out with her friends.