Lucía is a fulltime Guest PhD student from Santiago, Chile. Regarding her background, she got a bachelor in Biotechnology Engineering and a MSc in Plant Biotechnology in her home country. In 2013 she started a MSc in Food Quality Management at Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in order to expand her knowledge on food quality and consumer sciences.
After obtaining her master’s degree in 2015, she got a Chilean scholarship to pursue a PhD at WUR. During her PhD she will study the impact of globalisation, context factors, and familiarity on consumer’s perceptions and choice of ethnic foods, under the supervision of Dr. ir. Bea Steenbekkers and Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Fogliano.