Vanessa Trivino has studied Philosophy at the University of Murcia and obtained the "Extraordinary Prize" for her degree. She also did a Master on Contemporary Philosophy. In the year 2011, she received a fellowship from the Spanish Government to collaborate with the research group “E038-04 Cognitive Science”. Vanessa started her PhD on “Contemporary Questions in Metaphysics of Biology: Emergence, Dispositions, and Persistence in Organisms” in 2014. Currently, she is working on the idea of fitness as being an emergent property of living organisms.