Paula Ochoa Sánchez is graduated in Biology from the University of Salamanca in 2018. Later, she completed a master's degree in Industrial Biotechnology at the University of Strathclyde in 2019. Her Master's thesis was developed at the company MiAlgae Ltd. (Edinburgh), dedicated to the cultivation of microalgae in waste from the wishky industry. The project was titled "Development of a quality control protocol based on multiplex PCR for the identification of common process contaminants".
In May 2021, she joined the Biotechnological Processes Unit of IMDEA Energy as a researcher in training.