I am an astronomer working in the fascinating topic of star formation. As all astronomers I have traveled a lot and lived in different places. I am originally from Chile, that long and narrow country at the end of the world (this is what we say in Chile). After completing my undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Concepción I moved to Italy where I did my Master’s in Astrophysics at the University of Turin. Later, I moved to Switzerland to start a Ph.D. at the University of Geneva, working in the Star Formation Group with Dr. M. Audard. During my Ph.D. I studied the high-energy emission from young stars, aiming to understand its effects in the protoplanetary disk material, hence in the planet formation process. For this purpose I used observational data covering a wide range of wavelengths gaining experience in X-rays, infrared, optical, and millimeter observations. In addition, I participated in the science operations of the INTEGRAL Telescope, which observes the most energetic phenomena in the universe in gamma-rays. I earned my Ph.D. in 2011, and after a short postdoc position in Geneva I moved to Austria in September 2012 and joined the Star and Planet Formation Group at the University of Vienna where I hold a postdoc position.