Born and raised in Chile, (you can tell from her fiery, blunt, passionate and utterly fabulous character), until her University studies, including her PHD in flight biochemicals, took her to America.  She then came to the UK, precisely Leeds, where she continued her love of science and research and studied flight control.  This was meant to be a 3 year stint where she would then return to the states to become a professor, but as most love stories go, she met an Englishman who was to be her husband and father of their beautiful 3 year old girl, Antonia (pictured below, following in her mamas footsteps :)!!!)