is Architect (1973) and Master in Sociology (1988) from the Catholic University of Chile (UC), and PhD (2002) from University College London (UCL). She began her professional work as an architect in Leeds, England, and continued later in Santiago de Chile. Since 1992 she has been a full time academic at the School of Architecture leading numerous interdisciplinary research projects and has conducted numerous consultancies at national and international level. Her specialization area includes: vulnerable neighborhoods, Space Syntax, heritage areas, urban sustainability and architectural educational strategies. Since 2010 she is Full Professor at the School of Architecture, Universidad Católica de Chile, and since 2013 she became part of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development, CEDEUS, first as an Associated Researcher and since 2016 as Main Researcher and Coordinator of the Built Environment cluster.