The overarching goal of her research is to understand the dynamic of crop systems to develop technologies to address sustainable agriculture needs. Her work has practical applications in climate change adaptation, crop management, and crop breeding. Rubi gained experience in potato crops at the International Potato Center (Peru) and the University of Florida (USA). While working in collaboration with these institutions, she published many peer-review papers about the impact of climate change on potato production. In her current research at Colorado State University (USA), Rubi bridges cropping systems and crop improvement to integrate crop-modeling insights into field phenotyping. She also combines crop models and field experiments to explore the value of target breeding traits that can assist in developing resilient climate crops. Rubi is from the central Andes of Peru (Huancavelica). She obtained an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Agronomy at the Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru (Junin). In 2012, she moved to the University of Florida, where she obtained a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering in 2016.