Being raised in northern Spain and having studied forestry by the Mediterranean coast has inevitably shaped Carmen’s interest in understanding how different people relate to forests and nature in different ways. And how we interact with it. Her deep concerns in current sustainability challenges drives her interest in exploring the complex socio-ecological relationships that surround them. She’s searched for solutions hands-on, through personal involvement in diverse grassroots movements and different personal experiences. Now in research, she tries to do the same. She’s dealt with NTFPs, bioeconomy, and social innovation. In her PhD, she explores how socially innovative processes contribute to creating resilient territories in the face of wildfires.