Dr. Salvatierra-Rojas studied Food Engineering at the University “Mayor de San Simón” Bolivia and graduated with an M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences in 2010 at Hohenheim University, Germany. She then joined the research group of Prof. Müller at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Tropics and Subtropics group at Hohenheim University. She received her Doctoral degree in Agricultural Sciences in 2021 at the same institution. During her studies, Dr. Salvatierra-Rojas worked in different postharvest technology, renewable energy solutions, supply chains and value chains projects. After her studies, Dr. Salvatierra-Rojas works as an agricultural value chains expert at Solar Cooling Engineering UG Germany.