Iratxe grew up in the Basque Country, Spain where she graduated in Chemistry with Biochemistry in the University of the Basque Country. She then headed to the UK and worked as a technician before studying for a MPhil at Imperial College. She moved into publishing in 2003, when she joined BioMed Central as part of the editorial team for the BMC-series journals. She became Senior Editor for the BMC series and also took on an editorial role for the journal Genome Medicine. Iratxe then moved to the South of France from where she worked as a freelance editor. She was involved in the launch and development of PLOS Currents and after acting as Consulting Editor for PLOS ONE for several years, she is now delighted to join the PLOS ONE editorial team in the UK office.