Ignacia graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a BA (Hons) in Sociology. She completed an MSc in Medical Anthropology (2014) and a PhD in Anthropology (2018) at University College London. Since joining the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge in 2018, she has taught a range of lectures and seminars and co-organised multidisciplinary academic events. Her research has been funded by the Chilean National Agency for Research and Development, the Chilean Research Security Fund, the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness, Cancer Research UK, the Philomathia Foundation, and the Alliance for the Early Detection of Cancer. Ignacia has also been appointed Research Fellow at Robinson College. She remains an affiliated researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology while forging new collaborations and disseminating the findings of her postdoctoral research.