Ana joined Columbia as an assistant professor of physics in January 2019. Her research focus is on theoretical quantum optics and its intersection with quantum information and condensed matter physics. She graduated from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2014. After a short postdoc at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, she joined Caltech as a IQIM Fellow and, later, as a Marie Curie Fellow. She has recently received a Sloan Fellowship and a NSF CAREER Award.