She has been President of ICOFORT since 2008: ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage. One of the main functions of this Committee is to provide support to UNESCO and its Worldwide Heritage Convention programme in all matters related to military heritage. She also works as a specialist on Fortifications both for UNESCO and for ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites). Likewise, she is a member of ICOMOS in the United States where she is also an ex-officio member of its Executive Board. In 1998, the Spanish Ministry of Defence awarded her La Cruz Blanca del Merito Militar del Ejercito Español (The Spanish Army White Merit Cross) “for her extraordinary contribution to Identification and Inventory of existing documents in Spanish Archives related to the Spanish-American War”. She has a
history degree from the University
of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain), specialising in Military Heritage, Caribbean Fortifications and the Organisation and Handling of Institutional Archives and Museums in Puerto Rico, United States and the Virgin Islands.
Her publications as author or co-author include:
- San Juan: City of Castles and Soldiers, San Juan, P.R., National Park Service, Puerto Rican History Academy, 2009.
- San Juan: The City that overflowed its Walls, National Park Service, 2005.
- The Fortified Caribbean in the 18th century and the English Attack on San Juan in 1797.
- Fortified Heritage. Cadiz and the Caribbean: a transatlantic relationship, Alcalá University-José Félix Llopis Foundation, 2011.