Completed her engineering degree in civil engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel with a thesis on buckling of reinforced concrete columns.
Then, went to Georgia Tech for a MS in structural engineering with a Fulbright scholarship and Belgian American Educational Foundation scholarship.
Started blogging when she was a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology in the Concrete Structures Section. Received her PhD Degree In June 2013.
She is now a Full Professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador), structural engineer at Adstren and a part-time researcher at Delft University of Technology.