Paula Calvo was born in Barcelona in 1975. She graduated in Biochemistry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) . She got her MS in Veterinary Clnical Behaviour by the UAB in 2007 and her MS in Health Applied Clinical Research by the UAB in 2013 . Since 2005 she's been working as behaviourist and dog trainer, focusing on assistance and therapy dogs and behaviour modification in shelter and owned dogs. She is currently a researcher at the Chair Affinity Foundation Animals and Health of the Department of Psychiatry at the UAB, where she performs studies on the nature and features of the human-animal bond (anthropology).