Vanesa Salamanca was born and raised in Cuellar (Segovia). She studied Chemistry (Bs and MS degrees) at the University of Valladolid, where she received her Ph.D. on september 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Ana C. Albéniz. She is now a postdoctoral researcher in  the Group. Her work deals with the study of palladium catalyzed C-C coupling reactions that involve a C-H activation step.