Patricia graduated as an industrial and electrical engineer in 2012 from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). During her undergraduate studies she worked as a Linear Algebra teaching assistant for three years, performed research in Dr. Daniel Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at UC Berkeley working on the SWITCH model for the US. She also worked (funded by CONICYT) on solar energy research at the University of Arizona (undergrad thesis). Once she graduated she worked as a Linear Algebra lecturer at PUC. Later on, for over a year and a half she worked as a research assistant at UC Berkeley and at the Natural Resources Defense Council (performing SWITCH-Chile research). Her topics of interest are how to highly integrate renewable energy in the grid, long-term power system planning, stochastic load dispatch models, energy policy, and energy economics.