She holds a PhD in Library and Information Sciences and she is an expert in metadata. She defines herself in her Twitter profile as an open knowledge militant (@evamen). She has been a lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) since 1997 and Tenured Professor since 2008. She is member of the Advisory Committee of the DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative), the AB of OpenAire, as well as an active member in other initiatives such as Metadata2020 and RDA (Research Data Alliance).
During the 2005-06 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship, as part of the European Union postdoc programme, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). She has taken part in and led several research projects and acted as advisor to many more in the fields related with standardization, metadata, semantic web, open data, digital repositories and libraries, in addition to information policies for development in several countries. In 2015 she won the Young Researcher of Excellence award of her University. In November 2017 she was named “Open Data Champion” by SPARC Europe.
She is currently member of the European Open Science Policy Platform on behalf of YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network) and Deputy Vice-president for Research Policies. Open Science at UC3M.