Photography by Berta Vicente & Guillem Trius

At the age of 16, Loreto was selected to participate in the “Ruta Quetzal”, an international educational program for youth that takes place throughout South America and Europe. This aroused her interest in equality issues with an international perspective, and allowed her to work with kids from all over the world.

Loreto has a B.S. in Psychology, and was always curious about how the human mind and brain worked. When she researched what her professors were working on in regards to language learning in infants, she was fascinated and applied to the Master’s program in Neuroscience, which she was able to study thanks to a scholarship from La Caixa bank.

Currently, she is a PhD researcher in Language Acquisition of Bilingual Infants at Babylab of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, focused on development of categorization abilities during a child’s first months of life. She is especially interested in the development of these abilities in bilingual infants, taking both electrophysiological (EEG) as well as behavioral (Eye-tracker) measurements. She has been a visiting student at the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Central European University in Budapest, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

She is passionate about many things including music, learning languages, traveling and meeting people from diverse cultures. She has worked with people with Cerebral Palsy at the Shady Oaks Camp in Illinois and is currently a member of Amnesty International Catalonia.