Jacinta Torres comes from Cuernavaca, Mexico, and completed her PhD at the University of Cologne. Before that she studied at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and at the University of Bonn.
She works in representation theory and algebraic combinatorics, and loves geometric and combinatorial structures with an algebraic meaning. Since April 2018, she is based at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where she is the principal investigator in the DFG (German Research Foundation) project "The Littelmann path model via the afﬁne Grassmannian".
During the last academic year she visited MPI MiS as a postdoc. A beginner in interacting with other sciences, she co-organized the one-day workshop Interactions between algebra and the sciences and collaborated with her collegue Yue Ren to study ligand-binding processes from biochemistry using algebraic geometry.