Rocío works in Research and Innovation at Global Fishing Watch, developing and adapting statistical models for tracking data analysis. Rocío has a background in statistics, mainly applied to ecology and fisheries science. She obtained her bachelors degree in statistics engineering at Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (Peru), masters in biostatistics and PhD in ecosystems at Université de Montpellier (France). Her PhD research focused on modeling the movement of fishing vessels and its links to other ecosystem components. Previously, Rocío worked at the Instituto del Mar del Perú (Perú), Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (France) and University of Florida (USA). Rocío is a happy member of the R community. When she’s away from her work computer, she enjoys cooking, playing drums, cajon or other instruments, or hiking.