María Sierro is working as a research assistant in the research group Language and Speech. She obtained a Double Bachelor's Degree in Translation and Interpreting & Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication from the University of Valladolid (Spain) and the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) in 2016. María worked as a Teaching Assistant of Spanish language and cullture at West Virginia University (USA) from 2016 to 2018 and at the Lycée Émile Zola (Aix-en-Provence, France) from 2018 to 2019. She also holds a MSc in Development and International Relations, awarded by Aalborg University (Denmark) in 2022. During her stay at Aalborg University, María volunteered as an editor of the student journal "The Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies", where she published an essay titled "Parallel discursive arenas and LGBT Asylum: enhancing the protection of LGBT+ people on the run outside of Europe" (doi: 10.5278/ojs.ijis.v12i1.7143). María is now finishing her Master’s final dissertation from the Master's program in Language Analysis and Processing (LAP) offered by the University of the Basque Country (Spain).
Her research interests are varied and range from translation and linguistics to language learning, computer science, and political science.