Marta Elena is a professor of production and animal welfare in cattle in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of León where she completed her degree between 1985-90 and received her doctorate in February 1995. She has completed teaching and research stays at Teagasc, Grange Animal & Grassland Research Center in Dunnsany (Ireland), Animal Science Center University of Maryland (USA), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University College of Dublin (Ireland) and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies of Edinburgh (Scotland). Member of the International Society of Applied Ethology (ISAE) since 1998, Founding Partner of the Spanish Society of Zooetnology since 2001 and Corresponding Academic of the Academy of Veterinary Sciences of Castilla y León. He participated in the Organizing Committees of the 48th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (2014) and the Bull Symposium of Lydia (from 2011 to 2017) and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Bull Symposium of Lydia.

He teaches since 1992 in the Faculties of Veterinary, Biology and Environmental Sciences and Higher School and Agricultural Engineering Technique of the University of León in Bachelor, Bachelor and Master disciplines related to extensive and intensive production systems in ruminants, behavior and animal welfare , bioethics and study and conservation of autochthonous races and biodiversity. She has participated as a speaker in 27 national and international conferences and seminars and as a director and speaker in 44 university extension courses. He leads the INNOVAVET group of the ULE, developing 7 teaching innovation projects.

He has participated in 26 national and international competitive projects and research contracts that have generated 41 articles in journals indexed in Science Index Citation, 28 in non-indexed and 7 informative journals, 22 books and book chapters and 3 patents. The active participation in national and international forums is reflected in 171 communications and papers presented having received various awards (Symposium of the bull of fight, 2001, 2007 and 2009, VII World Bullfighting Congress of Veterinary, 2011 and III Ibero-American Congress of Bullfighting Veterinarians (Mexico) ), 2011). He has been involved in the training of new researchers directing 11 Doctoral Theses, 7 Bachelor Theses, 5 Final Thesis, 3 Master’s Thesis and 15 Final Degree Projects. She is a reviewer of several international journals and a member of the Editorial Boarding of the Applied Animal Behavior Science magazine since 2011.