Catalina Urquijo met her husband (Dr. Dionisio Urbina) on her first archaeological excavation. At this point in time, archaeology was only emerging as a profession in Spain. A frequent traveller, Catalina has excavated at sites across Spain including Iron Age, Visigothic, Roman, and Medieval sites. In 1998, they started their first Field School to share their passion and experiences with future archaeologists and those passionate about rediscovering the past. Today they serve as directors of ArchaeoSpain.
In addition to her field work, Catalina taught at the Nebrija University and the Center for Studies Alvaro Duran Art and Enterprise.